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Kenya, UNICEF launch toll free number to curb child abuse

Posted by African Press International on May 31, 2008

Publisher: Korir, africanpress@getmail.no source.apa

In a bid to curb the high cases of child abuse in the country, the Kenyan government in conjunction with the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday launched a toll free number that people can call to report cases of child abuse.

Speaking in Nairobi at the launch, the Director of Child Services in the ministry of Health, Ahmed Hussein said that the number will curb the ever increasing high cases of child abuse in the country.

Hussein said that Kenya becomes the first country in Africa to launch such an initiative.

He noted that callers will be able to give the authorities accurate information to protect children in the country, adding that the information obtained will also be used to prosecute child offenders in the courts.

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