The First Lady, Mama Rachel Ruto, has accepted the call to champion the voice of vulnerable children in Kenya. The First Lady made the affirmation following a request made by the Child Welfare Society of Kenya’s Chief Executive Officer, Irene Mureithi.
The First Lady had visited the Mji Wa Salama Children Home in Mombasa, an initiative of the Child Welfare Society, where she donated foodstuffs and urged other Kenyans of goodwill to always support needy families and vulnerable children.
The Mombasa County Government-run Alms House, which is close by, received additional donations of food from the First Lady.
Mama Rachael further lauded the efforts by the Kenya Child Welfare Society of Kenya to sponsor a Bill in parliament that effectively curbed the misuse of the adoption process that exposed Kenyan children to the risks of child trafficking and abuse by non-accountable adopters.
The First Lady further encouraged able families to consider adopting children as a family environment is critical to the proper development of a child. This is in line with the recent directive by the Government that favours absorption into families as opposed to privately operated children’s homes, where unscrupulous operators have been a conduit for trafficking.