Poverty in Kenya still stands as an exposure to the illegal trade of trafficking for cheap labor and sexual abuse of women, children and men.
Florence Bore, the cabinet secretary in the Ministry for Labor and Social Protection, announced a comprehensive action plan in Nairobi, outlining its core pillars, which are prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships.
“The plan will guide stakeholders in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the human trafficking strategies and interventions in the country,” Bore said.
Additionally, the government has reformed the oversight of employment agencies to hold rogue ones accountable and protect those seeking work abroad from harm. Kenyans are urged to deal only with duly registered agents through the Ministry of labor and the National Employment Authority. Agencies will now have to renew their licenses annually after inspection to ensure compliance and thorough investigation of any allegations against them.
In conclusion, Kenya’s plan is comprehensive and aims to protect its people and fight human trafficking on a bigger scale