Bunge la Watoto, a children’s assembly in Kajiado County, has been established to advocate for children’s rights and assist in the formulation of welfare policies.
The Children’s Assembly will include children from all of Kajiado County’s sub-counties as well as special interest participants, such as children with disabilities.
The Children’s Assembly, according to Beverlyne Kiprotich, the Kajiado North sub-county children’s officer, will give children a platform to represent themselves and advocate for their rights.
“The Kajiado Children’s Assembly has elected six leaders from the Kajiado North sub-county to represent children’s issues. “The Children’s Assembly will allow children to take an active role in issues that affect them,” Kiprotich said.
The Peace Ambassadors for Children in Kenya coordinator Grace Kapaiko, has said the selection of representatives for the children’s assembly has been conducted through a credible voting process.
“Kajiado County has not had a children’s assembly since the year 2016. The children elected as representatives for the Children’s Assembly through fair elections will raise issues concerning children at the Kajiado Children’s Assembly,” said Kapaiko.
Representatives for the Kajiado Children’s Assembly will be elected from representatives at the five sub-county levels of Kajiado North, Kajiado West, Kajiado East, Kajiado Central and Kajiado South.