Today we join hands in commemorating the International Day of the African Child.
Kenya, being an African state, has provided for the rights of a child in its Constitution, particularly in Article 53, which includes:
1. right to a name & nationality at birth;
2. right to free compulsory basic education;
3. right to basic nutrition, shelter and healthcare etc.
Therefore, the rights of an African child are well protected. That said, we still have a long way to go; as the fight against domestic abuse, child labour and even Female Genital Mutilation is yet to be won.
Even as we celebrate how far we've come, we continue working towards a future where the African child is fully protected and empowered.