Govt Launches Rigorous Exercise Of Registering Street Children

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IMG-20160413-WA0018The government has launched a rigorous process of ensuring street children who are without IDs are given the important identification document.

Starehe Deputy County Commissioner Kibet Boen say his office has formed mobile registration desks that are moving to where the street children are and are registering them.

Speaking to Ghetto Radio News Boen says they are using the street children’s leaders to identify them and also to assess their ages.

“We are using their area chiefs to identify them because majority do not have School Leaving Certificates, IDs or even Baptisimal Cards to show that they are actually Kenyans,” said Boen.

The exercise has so far registered around 265 street children in Starehe Constituency since it was started on Monday.

According to Boen the exercise was prompted upon realisation that many youths especially the street children did not have IDs

“Actually these mobile ID registration centers were formed because we realised that most youths and even these Street Children were finding it hard to come to kariokor to register for IDs hence we decided to go to where they are,” he added.

Critics however argue that this could be a campaign gimmick from the Jubilee Government to ensure that they amass as many votes as possible in the upcoming General elections.

 

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