Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Kenya

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Coffee
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Miraa (Stimulant Plant)
Miraa (Stimulant Plant)
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Rice
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Sand
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Sisal
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Sugarcane
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Gold
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Kenya
2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor:

Moderate Advancement

In 2019, Kenya made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Kenyan National Police launched a cyber-center to respond to crimes involving online exploitation of children, including child trafficking. The government also expanded an information system for collecting and aggregating data related to child protection, including cases related to the worst forms of child labor, and drafted new procedures and guidelines for law enforcement's handling of cases involving children. However, children in Kenya engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in domestic service and commercial sexual exploitation, each sometimes as a result of human trafficking. Children also engage in child labor in agriculture. Kenya has yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. In addition, the gap between the compulsory education age and minimum age for work leaves children ages 14–16 vulnerable to the worst forms of child labor. The government also has not committed sufficient resources to child labor law enforcement.

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