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Kenya police round up hundreds of street children for rehabilitation

Kenya police round up hundreds of street children for rehabilitation

Kenya

Police in Kenya’s capital Nairobi have arrested hundreds of street children as part of an operation launched Monday to rehabilitate them.

As at Tuesday evening, 470 minors had been arrested and placed in detention centres around the city, local media Daily Nation reports.

The County Police Commander Japhet Koome told the paper that the children are undergoing screening and sent back home or to rehabilitation centres.

The authorities have increased the fund allocated for the welfare of street children who are estimated to number about 60,000 in the capital alone.

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