Subject: Protect Children From Economic Exploitation.

THAT, aware that Section 10 of the Children’s Act, 2001 protects children from economic exploitation and any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development; further aware that Section 2 of the Employment Act, 2007 defines a child as any person who has not attained the age of eighteen years; deeply concerned that despite all these legal instruments being in place, the Nairobi City County more so the Central Business District has experienced massive increase in the number of children hawking goods; further concerned that some children are being used as domestic workers (maids) in various homesteads and others are used by adults as beggars on the streets; noting that a number of children are skipping school or have dropped from school to join the worst form of child labour; this Assembly urges the County Government to partner with child rights organizations to curb this vice by strictly enforcing the existing laws on child abuse and neglect.
Notice of Motion 7th October, 2014
Mover Hon. Elizabeth Manyala, MCA
Seconder Hon. Alexina Modyy, MCA
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 31st March, 2014
Remarks Adopted.
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