Subject: A policy for rehabilitation of street families/children & Construction of proposed Rehabilitation Centre in Ruai

THAT, aware that the problem of street children/families is not limited only to the Third World where there are hundreds of thousands of children running away from home and living on the streets across the world, which has become a pandemic problem for many governments in the World; further aware that of recent years the problem of street children/families in the Nairobi City has increased thereby affecting business in the city Centre; noting that this problem had turned into a social nightmare with more street children/families invading major streets within the Central Business District (CBD); concerned that these street children/families are now extorting money from innocent pedestrians and motorists through intimidation and threats of use of human waste, some of them come up with all sorts of tricks, ranging from having sick children or people suffering from a terrible disease accompany them; further concerned that below the veneer of a dirty street person is a well calculated and thriving drug and alcohol business where the street people are used as mules to transport drugs and alcohol from one point to another, worse are the peddlers who sell drugs to the street people on credit to permanently keep them hooked and in debt, leading to a vicious cycle of petty thieving to sustain the habit; acknowledging the effort by the County government to bring sanity in the Central Business District by  launching an operation to flush out street families from the C.B.D,  this Assembly urges the County Executive to:-
  1. develop a comprehensive policy with programmes for the rehabilitation of street children/families, to regulate homes catering for street families with institutional system that identifies, assesses and classifies street families and to solve the issue of homeless people in County;
  2. complete the construction of the Ruai Rehabilitation centre for rehabilitation of street families/children; and
  3. integrate street children in existing children’s homes
Notice of Motion 31st July, 2019
Mover Hon. Margaret Mbote, MCA
Seconder Hon. Millicent Jagero, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 30th October, 2019
Remarks Adopted
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