36 street children discovered in Baringo returned to Nakuru


File image of Nakuru town. PHOTO| COURTESY
File image of Nakuru town. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Nakuru is approximately 62km from Baringo, a one-hour drive.
  • Twelve of them are said to be under 18 years.
  • An Eldama Ravine Sub county administrator said they are optimistic that Nakuru County Government will deal with the issue.

36 street children from Nakuru who were found in Baringo County have been transported back to their county.

Local residents found the children at Tinet Village, Eldama Ravine on Wednesday night.

Nakuru is approximately 62km from Baringo, a one-hour drive, according to Google Maps.

A security team comprising of the Koibatek Deputy County Commissioner and reinforcement officers later returned the children to Nakuru.

The move comes hours after reports emerged on social media that street families were being transported from Nakuru to Baringo.

Some claimed that it was the county’s decision to ‘get rid of’ the street families.

Addressing the media in Nakuru after arriving with the children in Nakuru, Eldama Ravine Sub county administrator David Aenga said the children were found by locals.

According to him, twelve of them are under 18 years but were also interrogated to corroborate where they had come from.

The Eldama Ravine Sub county administrator said they are optimistic that the county government of Nakuru will deal with the issue.

He said they should be taken to children’s homes while the older ones can be taken to rehabilitation centres.

The Nakuru County government is yet to respond even as activists call on officials to investigate the same.

Nakuru county government has had a challenge in dealing with the increasing number of street families within the town centre.

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