Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • PS Ms Susan Mochache join children for a dance in Turkana county during celebration of protecting Childrens right.
  • PS Ms Susan Mochache interacting with locals and older persons during Murang'a field visit
  • PS Ms Susan Mochache giving her remarks during celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilty
  • PS Ms Susan Mochache awarding a person living with disabilty during International Day of Persons with Disabilty
  • Person Living with Disabilty gives his remarks on a disabilty right is a human right during international day of Persons with disabilty


Trafficking in Persons is a national, regional and global problem.  Kenya has been described as a major origin of trafficking within the Great Horn of Africa, it is a transit country mainly for Ethiopians and Somalis migrating to south towards South Africa and also a destination for refuges, asylum seekers and economic migrants from throughout the region.

Children particularly are vulnerable to human trafficking, studies have shown that an estimated 20,000 children are trafficked in Kenya annually. Trafficked children are subjected to forced labour and sexual exploitation.

In addressing the above challenges, Kenya acceded to the Palermo Protocol against smuggling of Migrants by land, sea and air as well as the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons. This Protocol was domesticated in Kenya through the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act, 2010. In line with the Act, the Kenya government launched the Counter Trafficking in Persons Advisory Committee to coordinate implementation of Policies related to human trafficking to provide prevention and protection services to victims.

In view of the above, the Advisory Committee that comprises of relevant line Ministries, Departments Agencies and stakeholders through a widely consultative process developed the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) Guidelines to assist victims of trafficking.

The NRM guidelines provide a system of identification, referral, holistic support and assistance based on the gender, age, specific needs and reintegration of victims of trafficking in Kenya.The goal of the NRM is thus to promote co-operation between all relevant government departments and other organizations and agencies involved in working with victims of trafficking; and to protect the rights of victims through a professional victim identification process, provision of better support and protection services, and establishment of programs for full recovery and rehabilitation as envisioned in the CTiP Act.

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