Are you worried about a child? Call Child helpline NOW on 116 If you have any questions or concerns you can contact them on WhatsApp: 0722 116 116 (7am – 6pm), or visit their website.
Unfortunately, children are commonly exploited by people we know. If you receive an offer, whether from a stranger or someone you trust, please check it is not a fake promise.
Where are they going? Where are they staying? Can you contact your child when they arrive there? Can you speak with an adult there?
Children are also directly targeted, either online through social media or in person in the community. Middlemen promise gifts and money, and gain their trust with false promises.
Some boys and girls are forced to work as shamba boys, yayas and house help. They work from the early hours of the morning until late at night with no food, money or education. Other children are forced into commercial prostitution or forced to beg on the streets.
This is human trafficking.
It is illegal.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child, please contact Child Helpline or an organisation in your area:
Child helpline – Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa 116
MACT – Nairobi +254 723 708 734
SOLWODI – Kisumu +254733821368