CHILDREN SERVICE MONTH

CJ Koome calls for creation of child protection units in police stations

The booklet is meant to educate children on court matters.

In Summary

• CJ Martha Koome said that the move is part of the commitment by the Judiciary and actors in the justice sector to improve responsiveness to children's matters.

• The event was also attended by Education CAS Sarah Ruto.

CJ Martha Koome during the launch the Children Service Month under the theme 'A Justice System Fit For Children' at the Kamukunji Police Station.
CJ Martha Koome during the launch the Children Service Month under the theme 'A Justice System Fit For Children' at the Kamukunji Police Station.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

Chief Justice Martha Koome has launched the Children's Service Month under the theme 'A Justice System Fit For Children' at the Kamukunji police station.

She said that the move is part of commitment by the Judiciary and actors in the justice sector to improve responsiveness to children's matters.

Chief Justice Martha Koome present children's booklet 'My Day in Court' to Mitchell Njeri from Mickey Kindergarten and Brian Njeri from Halisi Academy during an even at Kamukunji Police Station.
Chief Justice Martha Koome present children's booklet 'My Day in Court' to Mitchell Njeri from Mickey Kindergarten and Brian Njeri from Halisi Academy during an even at Kamukunji Police Station.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI

During the launch, the CJ asked both the national and county governments to put in place Child Protection Units in all police stations.

“This will ensure that children in conflict with the law or who are victims of crime access comprehensive care services including psychosocial support and legal aid,” Koome said.

The booklet titled "My day in Court" is meant to educate children on court matters.

The event was also attended by Education CAS Sarah Ruto.

More to follow…