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Thika Police Trained On Child Protection Issues.

Participants who had attended the child protection workhop held in Thika pose for a group photo.
Police in Thika on Friday received training on issues surrounding child protection in a bid to identifying key actors and collaborative efforts in protection and strengthen the fight against exploitation and abuse of children. The day long workshop was organised by WEMIHS a Thika based Non- Profit organisation that champions for children's rights as well as empowering communities towards improving their lives was held at the Ministry of Social Services offices in Thika.

The Police training on child protection, was attended by representatives from the National Police Service led by Makongeni Police Station -Thika  OCS James M. Sarim, Thika Law Court's Magistrate Brenda Bartoo, Probation Officers, Gender officer's, Susan Gitau Counseling Foundation Counselors led by Dr Susan Gitau.

WEMIHS Founder and Executive Director Wairimu Mungai  said that her organisation had been supporting programmes aimed at protecting children from abuse within Thika Sub County and urged all the participants to take up responsibility in safeguard children rights.

“Our responsibility to protect children from abuse does not stop at the borders Thika. I applaud the pivotal role of WEMHIS in working with the National Police Service and other stakeholders within the  law enforcement realm to safeguard children and prosecute offenders, wherever they are located.
 The Multi-Sectoral approach initiated by WEMIHIS shall continue championing for the safeguarding of children rights within Kiambu County and beyond.

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