Key Challenges for children in Kenya
- Poverty in Kenya is being fueled by several factors, among them high unemployment, an HIV and AIDS epidemic and an education system in crisis. Children are suffering as a consequence.
- Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases – 1.5 million each year don’t live to see their fifth birthday.
- Around 70% of the population do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
- Female genital mutilation is widely accepted – more than a quarter of women have been cut.