International Day of the African Child

International Day of the African Child

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.