• Carry out investigations on cases of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
• Undertake investigations on cases of child trafficking.
• Render advise to police officers and other stake holders 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, National and International law enforcement agencies on cases of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
• To liaise with the department of children services and non-state actors in identifying, rescuing sexually abused children.

Who is a child?
According to the Kenyan law “a child “means any human being under the age of eighteen (18) years.

Guiding Principles (Children matters).
1.Best interest of the child.
2.Child participation.
3.Do no harm.
4.Non – discrimination.
• 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.

Duties of a child (according to children’s Act 2001).
1.Work for the cohesion of the family.
2.Respect his parents, superiors and elders at all times and assist them in case of need.
3.Serve his national community by placing his physical and intellectual abilities at its service.
4.Preserve the strength social and national solidarity.
5.Preserve and strengthen the positive cultural values of his community in his relations with other members of that community.

• Child neglect/ abandonment
• Child trafficking
• Abduction and kidnapping
• Child Labour
• Emotional Abuse
• Female genital mutilation
• Physical abuse
• Sexual abuse (defilement, sexual assault and indecent act)
• Forced marriage
• Child stealing
• Child online sexual exploitation.

• Do not post any personal information online
• Never divulge your password for any reason
• Keep your privacy settings high- ask your parent or guardian if not sure
• Don’t ‘’friend’’ people online you’ve never met offline
• Be click smart do not just click unknown links or anything suspicious
• Think before uploading any videos or pictures of yourself, family members or home
• Report any suspicious or unsafe activity
• Don’t delete anything until you have shared with an adult

• Report any criminal incident in regard to the violation of child rights.
• Give truthful information when reporting cases involving children.
• Not to interfere with exhibits e.g. clothing to avoid loss of evidential value.

Child Protection Unit through online monitoring, analysis and investigations has noted an increase in digital threats to children during the current "stay-at-home" order due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Investigations have revealed several threats that include Cyber Bullying, Sexting, Sextual Extortion, Access to Pornography and Violent Content, Identity theft, Grooming among others.
DCI Detectives are working tirelessly to nab individuals or groups that are engaged in such violations and do hereby advise parents or guardians to reach out to their local DCI offices and file official reports incase of such incidents.
Pedophiles who are taking advantage of the isolation measures as an increased opportunity to contact children remotely to engage in their passion should be WARNED that THEY WILL BE ARRESTED.

DCI Anti– Human Trafficking &  Child Protection Unit
Located at the SOUTH C DCI ACADEMY
P.O. BOX 30036 -00100 Nairobi
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If you notice that your child or another child is a victim of any of the above risks, reach out to your local DCI offices, and file an official report.

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