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(From Right) PS State Department for Social Protection, Mr. Nelson Marwa, PS Ministry of Health, Ms. Susan Mochache and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) CEO, Dr. Peter Kamunyo, during the signing of the MoU on systematic access of National Safety Net Program (NSNP) beneficiaries to NHIF at the NSSF building, Nairobi. {Nicholas Nthenge}

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.


The Chief Administrative Secretary at the State Department for Social Protection, Hon. Patrick Ole Ntutu, Secretary Children Services, Mr. Shem Nyakutu and Mr. Peter Kabuagi, Deputy Director for Children Services, Wednesday during the launch of the Assessment Report and Blueprint for Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Programmes

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 , Simon Chelugui during the launch, he noted the need for well-designed and implemented programs of rehabilitation and reintegration for children under juvenile justice.
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Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Cabinet Secretary Hon. Simon Chelugui with Hon. Priscilla Nyokabi, Commissioner National Gender and Equality Commission (Right) and Dr. Joyce Mwikali, Chairperson NGEC (left) during the launch of the report.

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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706, 2021

Day of the African Child. Theme : "30 years after the adoption of the charter: Accelerate Implementation of Agenda 2040 for An 'Africa Fit for Children',"

June 7th, 2021|0 Comments

DATE: 16TH JUNE, 2021 The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on June 16th to commemorate the 16th June, 1976 students uprising in Soweto, South Africa to protest poor quality education for [...]

306, 2021

VIRTUAL WORLD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2021 Community Development: Our Connectedness, Resilience and Empowerment.

June 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

DATE: June 21-23, 2021 Nairobi, Kenya. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in collaboration with the Association of Community Development Practitioners welcomed you to the Virtual World Community Development Conference 2021. The WCDC 2021 [...]

2505, 2021

Community of practice (CoP) webinar on: Financing and sustainability of social protection interventions May 27, 2021 11:00 AM Nairobi

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  Kindly register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LX9kgk4ISyO3ZQGY8RsXww After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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