- World Children’s Day 2022
- Nominations for Volunteer Of the Year Awards (VOYA) 2022.
- The Children Act 2022
- Concluding observations of Kenya’s ACRWC reports
- Assessment of the National Response to Child Online Sexual Exploitation in Kenya
- The 2022 Elections, Child-Focused Protection Messages
- Terms of Reference (ToR) For Selection of the 3rd Party Quality Assurance (QA) Firm – Phase 2, Under the “Enhanced Single Registry”
- The National Care Reform Strategy for Children in Kenya (2022- 2032)
- National Plan of Action to Tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Kenya (2022- 2026)
- International Missing Children’s Day
- Draft National Relief Assistance Policy.
- Request for Expressions of Interest (Consulting Services- Firms Selection QCBS)
Retargeting of severe disability cash transfer beneficiaries kicks off
By Evelyn Makena
30th August, 2021
The Government will kick off a countrywide exercise of reinstating Persons with Severe Disability Cash Transfer (PwSD- CT) beneficiaries that were left out of the Consolidated Cash Transfer Programme Management Information System (CCTP MIS) on 31, August,2021.
The exercise will be conducted through the State Department for Social Protection led by National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) in all the 47 counties across the country. “It involves…Read More
Ministry staff rush to comply with government vaccination directive
By Janerose Wanzira
23rd August, 2021
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection organized for its officers to be vaccinated at the Ministry`s headquarters in compliance with a directive by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
In compliance with this directive, the first vaccination exercise by the Ministry of Labour was conducted on 11th August however not all staff were vaccinated necessitating a second round…Read More
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between ministries of Labour and Health, and NHIF
By Teresa Moraa
10th June, 2021
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on systematic access of National Safety Net Program (NSNP) beneficiaries to NHIF.
The MoU is a step towards the realization of the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) of the Kenya Social Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP). KSEIP is a five year project under the State Department for Social Protection, supported by the World Bank… Read More.
Gaps exist in the rehabilitation of children in conflict with law report shows
By Janerose Wanzira and Evelyn Makena
03rd May, 2021
There are inadequate rehabilitation programs for children in conflict with law in Kenya, a new report has shown.
The report launched last week by the Department of Children Services (DCS) under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection highlights several gaps in the juvenile justice system that do not respond to the needs of children.
There are inadequacies particularly in rehabilitating children that were involved in terrorist activities, drugs and substance abuse and sexual offences, notes the Assessment Report on Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Programmes Services and Practices for Children in Conflict with the Law in Kenya.
In a speech read by the Chief Administrative Secretary, State Department of Social Protection, Hon. Patrick Ole Ntutu on behalf of the Labour Cabinet Secretary…Read More
Kenya to maintain age of consent for sex at 18, says Labour CS
By Evelyn Makena
22nd March, 2021
Cabinet Secretary, Labour and Social Protection, Simon Chelugui has said that the age of consent for sex should not be lowered from 18 years. His stance on the issue, caps off a debate sparked in 2019 after the Court of Appeal ruled that the country revises the Sexual Offences Act, 2006 . Speaking on Wednesday last week during the launch of Minimum Age of Consent for Sex : Addressing the Dilemma report, Chelugui said that the decision not to lower the age of consent was for the best interest of the Kenyan children. Read More
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COSP15: Side Event The Kenyan Journey towards sustainable livelihoods for persons with disabilities post COVID-19
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