UK pledges continued support to protect Kenya’s vulnerable children

Kenya Child Protection Unit award
An officer from the Kenyan One of the Child Protection Unit officers who was recognised at the meeting. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenys

The United Kingdom has pledged to continue working with the Kenyan authorities and NGOs to protect vulnerable children.

Kenya’s Child Protection Unit, the country’s first police unit dedicated to the fight against child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), was officially launched on October 18 last year at an event held by British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey.

Over the three years before its launch, the UK’s NCA-CEOP had worked with the NPS to build capacity to protect children in Kenya.

Now, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), is continuing to work with national and international law enforcement agencies to pursue British suspects, wherever they are located, to safeguard children and prosecute offenders.

Speaking during an event to honour some officers from the Child Protection Unit who have jointly been involved in this initiative, Kenya’s Deputy Solicitor-General, Muthoni Kimani lauded the partnership between the UK and Kenya in providing a united front against those who sexually abuse children