An estimated three hundred children have been reported lost in the past one year alone. According to children’s officer at the Milimani law courts Emily Musengeti this is proving to be a major challenge to children homes’ which are unable to cope with the increasing number of lost and found kids in the country.
Speaking to Ghetto News during the parading of 35 lost and found kids at Milimani children’s court in Nairobi, Musengeti noted that most of the found kids are usually traumatized to the extent that they are unable to reveal the identities of their parents and guardians.
She is now calling on parents to take the initiative of looking for their lost children once they go missing
Musengeti however blamed poverty for the increase of abandoned kids in the country.
Out of the 35 children paraded, 40% were female and 60% male.
AUTHOR: WEMA SYLVIA