Over 100 vulnerable children are sexually abused annually

Written By: KNA

At least 150 children living with disability are sexually abused in Trans Nzoia County every year, according to research carried out by a local NGO, Human Inclusion International organization.

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The report says children with mental impairment are worst affected.

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Human Inclusion International project officer Janet Nyangweso sexual violence is three times more among vulnerable children.

She notes that Tuwan slums in Trans Nzoia West, Endebess sub-county and Trans Nzoia East sub-county lead in defilement cases.

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Under the Ubuntu care programme the organization she says offers protection for vulnerable children but notes the challenge in apprehending and prosecution of offenders.

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She called for cooperation between local administrators including chiefs, the police and the judiciary in delivering justice for the innocent children.

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