“The resolution drafted by the United States and Ecuador was approved with 13 votes in favor and two abstentions from China and the Russian Federation.”
The law recommended placing children without families in alternative care such as guardianship, foster care placement and adoption to curb the abuse and trafficking of children.
There have been widespread concerns about the exploitation of children in Kenya’s orphanages and children’s homes.
In 2017, a non-governmental organisation, Stahili Foundation, said that some orphanages and children’s homes in Kenya convince families to give away their children before using them to solicit donations.”
“A total of 303 people have now died after 19 bodies were exhumed from mass graves in Shakahola forest in the country’s southeast. More than 600 people are still reported missing, regional official Rhoda Onyancha said.”
“DCI officer Joshua Nyambu Shoka, who is currently investigating the victims and their involvement in the Shakahola incident that has left over 280 persons dead, said the victims had on diverse dates between June 6 and June 10 refused to eat.”
“In a statement released on Thursday evening by Interior Principle Secretary Raymond Omollo, the government said the allegations presented in the article were not subjected to authoritative proof of existence by the relevant persons from both the Kenyan and the Chinese governments.”
“The hacks constitute a three-year campaign that targeted eight of Kenya’s ministries and government departments, including the presidential office, according to an intelligence analyst in the region.”
“Paul Mackenzie, leader of the Good News International Church, who was detained last month, is believed to have ordered his followers to starve their children and themselves to death.”
“Ezekiel Odero, the head of the New Life Prayer Centre and Church, ‘has been arrested and is being processed to face criminal charges related to the mass killing of his followers,’ Interior Minister Kithure Kindiki said in a statement.”
“Those believed to be living in mudwalled houses inside the ranch have been fleeing from rescue teams, and mostly those who can’t walk or talk have been rescued so far.”
“The pastor has been arrested twice before, in 2019 and in March of this year, in relation to the deaths of children. Each time, he was released on bail and both cases are still proceeding through the court.”