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Nairobi Governor, Johnson Sakaja Adopts Abandoned Street Kid


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An impromptu inspection of street renovation works in the Central Business District by Nairobi’s Governor Johnson Sakaja ended happily for a street boy after the city chief offered to drive him to school.

The boy took the opportunity to explain his situation to the governor while making rounds around the city on Tuesday.

Johnson Sakaja

“Ibrahim Ali. This young man touched my heart. When I was inspecting shops in the CBD, he approached me and said he wanted to go to school. Now he has found a family and is going to school. I see a bright future. ” Said Sakaja.

Sakaga said the boy had been living on the streets for months after he was abandoned.

While the governor’s gesture is welcomed, a more sustainable approach is needed to address the plight of thousands of these children.

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The exact number of homeless children is not known, but the number of homeless children roaming the streets of Nairobi has increased at an alarming rate over the years.

Nairobi Governor, Johnson Sakaja Adopts Abandoned Street Kid

Figures from the Africa Volunteer show that Kenya has an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 street children, about half of whom are between the ages of 11 and 15.

The website puts Nairobi’s number at between 60,000 and 70,000 after rising from a 1989 low of around 16,000.

Some children fled conflict in their home countries such as Somalia and South Sudan, some lost their parents, some fled their homes, while others were left behind at birth.


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