The concept of building a dedicated Child Projection Team in Kenya developed  between 2012 and 2015.

It was observed  during this period that there were numerous serious incidents of child physical and sexual exploitation in Kenya that were not being investigated at all.

Between the year 2014 and 2015 the need assessment was carried out for the      creation of a dedicated child protection unit , and there was a consultation between UK government and National police service where an agreement was reached that the Director DCI to bear the child with interest and support.

The first unit of its own kind in E. Africa was since then established.

FUNCTIONS

  • Carry out investigations on cases of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Render advise to other officers country wide on reported child sexual exploitation and  abuse.
  • Take over cases of child sexual exploitation and abuse from other Police stations country wide that have been poorly investigated.
  • To coordinate with Interpol office on cases of child sexual exploitation and abuse that are committed on line.
  • To liaise with children department and other non-state actors in identifying, rescuing abused children.

 Some Forms of Online Children Abuse

         1. Online grooming of children for sexual Purposes.

              The grooming of children for sexual purposes through the Internet and related  technologies is a  growing problem                              worldwide, putting countless children at risk for sexual abuse and exploitation.

  1. Cyber-bullying- occurs when the internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.
  2. Sexting – this is when children send or receive explicit images of themselves through text messages or over the internet.

LAWS ADDRESSING ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINEST CHILDREN IN KENYA.

  • The constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Sexual Offences Act 2006
  • Children Act,2oo1
  • Employment Act, 2007 (Revised 2012)
  • Counter Trafficking in persons, 2010  etc.

RIGHTS OF A CHILD

  • Right to life.
  • Right to name and nationality.
  • Right to parental care.
  • Right to non-discrimination.
  • Right to education.
  • Right to religious education.
  • Right to health care.
  • Protection from child labour and armed conflict.
  • Protection from abuse.
  • Protection from harmful cultural rites.
  • Protection from sexual exploitation.
  • Protection from drugs.
  • Every child is entitled to leisure and recreation.
  • No child shall be subjected to torture and deprivation of liberty.
  • Right to privacy.

DCI Anti– Child Protection & Trafficking office
Located at the SOUTH C DCI ACADEMY
P.O. BOX 30036 -00100 Nairobi
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