THAT, aware that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history, ratification which Kenya is party to; noting that the Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to and also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children enjoy all their rights; deeply concerned that ensuring child rights in Kenya is still a challenge, 26 years after ratification of the treaty, and efforts by the State to enforce these rights has not been sufficient as evidenced by rampant cases of abuse and neglect; Children Act, 2001 states that it is the duty of local authority, in this case the County Government, to safeguard and promote the right and welfare of children within its jurisdiction; recognizing that if County Governments do not supplement efforts to address Child Rights by National Government the implementation of the UNCRC charter will remain a mirage; Considering the huge mandate that the Nairobi City County has in respect to the Children, this Assembly urges that the Nairobi City County Executive Committee and Nairobi City County Public Service Board to move with speed and establish a full fledged Children’s Department to work hand in hand with National Government agencies in ensuring the protection of Child rights and related concerns within Nairobi City County.
|Notice of Motion||2nd February, 2016|
|Mover||Hon. Caroline Muga|
|Seconder||Hon. Magdalene Mbogori|
|Dates Debated and/or Concluded||8th March, 2016|