Gov’t urged to rehabilitate street children

Orphans in Kisumu
Orphans in Kisumu

The national government and County Government of Kisii have been asked to set aside funds in their budgets to rehabilitate street children.

Speaking to Citizen Digital in Kisii on Saturday, Keumbu Holiness Children’s Home Manager Reverend Abel Onchari said efforts to sustain orphaned children at the shelter have become difficult in the current economy, noting that such homes now rely on help from well wishers.

Speaking during a walk in Kisii Town to commemorate 15 years of service and thanksgiving to the well-wishers for their support, Rev Onchari castigated those who are using orphans and homeless children for personal gain, saying some people use the needy children to receive donations but do not help them.

At the turn of the year, former Kisii Mayor Samuel Nyangeso visited various children homes where he donated food, sanitary pads and learning materials.

Mr Nyangweso challenged local leaders to offer support to the needy so as to address their plight, saying it was their duty to support members of their county, not for political reasons but for genuine humanitarian reasons.

Edited by Ann Mukuru


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