Kenya Street Children
It is estimated there are around 2.5 million street children in
Kenya out of a child population of around 19 million.
The figures have been
rising alarmingly on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya's capital;
16,000 in 1989; 25,000 in 1993; 50,000 in 1998 and today around
70,000, although the exact numbers are not known.
Few chose to live on the streets, but for many it is
the only option.
“I lost my parents
three years ago and since then I have been living in the streets
without shelter and assurance of having food every day.