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Children Rights

 PDF ICONKNCHR SUMMARY OF CHILDREN ACT, 2022 and our COMMITMENT 

KNCHR’s mandate to realize child rights is informed by Article 59 of the Constitution and Section 8 of the KNCHR Act, 2011 to include the protection and promotion of rights for everyone including children; ‘Haki kwa wote kila wakati,’ observing that children are first human beings, and the characteristics of human rights that recognize rights as inherent, indivisible, interdependent and universal. In short, the realization of one right depends on the other and vice versa hence the KNCHR’s general role in overseeing the implementation of the entire Bill of rights (Chapter 4 of the Constitution). Read more

 


THE CHILDREN ACT 2022

An ACT of Parliament to give effect to Article 53 of the Constitution; to make provision for children rights, parental responsibility, alternative care of children including guardianship, foster care placement and adoption; to make provision for care and protection of children and children in conflict with the law; to make provision for, and regulate the administration of children services; to establish the National Council for Children’s Services and for connected purposes ENACTED by the Parliament of Kenya. Read more