Thursday, 24 April 2014

Do you know these children?

A group of lost children in an identification parade at the Milimani Commercial Courts in Nairobi on April 23, 2014. The children are being hosted at Nairobi Children’s Rescue Centre, Lower Kabete branch.
 A rescue centre in Nairobi has appealed to parents who have lost their children to visit it and establish if they could be part of a group currently in its custody.
Ms Jane Munuhe, a Child Protection Officer working with the Children Rescue Services, a Government centre is looking for the parents of the group of 22 children aged below 10 years and who were allegedly left or lost within the city centre in the last six months.
“Some kids are very small to even know the names of their relatives but with time they are able to identify them. However, the parents or relatives of these children must prove their relationship by producing relevant national documents. At times we even go for DNAs fully paid for by the government,” she said.
Ms Munuhe was speaking on Wednesday at a parade at Milimani Law Courts organised by Children’s Rescue Centre’s Lower Kabete branch to identify the children’s parents or relatives.
“I’m appealing to any person who may have lost a child within the last six months or even before; who may have information of someone who lost a child to come forward and identify their kin,” Ms Munuhe said.
The children in the group are: Brian Chaluo aged 6 years; Baraka, 8; Chris Obama Machanja, 5; Emanuel, 6; Derrick Otieno,7; Alfonso Ouma, 5; Junior Kaloki, 7; Joram Espira, 9; Tony (mentally challenged), 7; Hilda Akinyi, 6; Mitchele Obama, 6; Otieno, 3; Kevin, 4; Lavin Andizi, 6; Peter Akoth, 3; Rebecca, 3; Silah, 3; Wendy Atieno, 5; Wangare (Pamela Adhiambo), 7; Manu, 6; Opiyo, 7 and Kevin Kimani, 9.

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