The Star (Nairobi)

3 November 2012

Kenya: Farmers Use Child Labour

The agricultural sector accounts for more than 60 per cent of child labour cases in Kenya.

Nambale child labour committee chairperson Maryline Oundo said a survey carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics between 2005 and 2006 shows the largest number of working children are aged between 15 and 17.

She added that children in Nambale are primarily employed in subsistence and plantation agriculture, animal production, fisheries and petty trade at the expense of education.

Oundo was addressing the nambale child labour committee at a four-day training forum held at Swit Wotas resort on Thursday.

"The survey however found that child labour is declining," she said.

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