Tuesday, 26 May 2015

KENYAN STRATEGIC 2013/2017 HUMAN TRAFFICKING PLAN LAUNCHED

The Kenyan government has launched a new 2013/2017 strategic plan to combat human trafficking.

'We need to co-operate to ensure we eradicate human trafficking. The Ministry of Labour needs to co-operate with the judiciary, police an d other stakeholders to make this a success, ' says acting Cabinet Secretary for Labour Raychelle Omamo.

Omamo adds that women, children and youth are vulnerable populations when it comes to human trafficking.

This 2013/2017 strategic plan has laid out plans that have been renemed 3Ps to ensure Kenyans are safe from the vice.

This includes: Prevention, Protecting and Prosecuting.

'Human trafficking not only involves smuggling people through borders but also harvesting their organs. Albinos in Tanzania have become victims since their body parts are sold to witchdoctors, ' says Malinowski Radoslaw founder of Awareness Against Human Trafficking HAART Kenya.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Kenya has experienced more cases of human trafficking  in East and Central Africa region.

IOM says that 17,500 cases were reported with half of them involving children.

According to Malinowski Kenya is a source, transit and destination for traffickers.