The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Dropout Linked to Criminal Activities

Imani Community Development Programme has decried the high rate of children involved in criminal activites in Ugunja district.

The NGO Director, Victor Onjoro attributed the vice to the high dropout rates and thriving illegal businesses in the town situated along Kisumu-Busia highway.

While addressing the press yesterday, he pointed out that some parents were also contributing to the matter since they do not closely monitor the movement and behavior of their children.

Onjoro, who is also the chairman of Child Protection Network in the District, said the organizations efforts to meet with the scrap metal dealers and owners of such business have hit a snag. "Even the district children's office has shown little interest to end such businesses which affects our children,"added Onjoro.

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