NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya plans to partner with the United Nations
migrations agency to curb human trafficking, officials said on
principal secretary of the ministry of labor and social
protection, told a child trafficking conference in Nairobi that
the UN has already provided support to assist Kenya to develop
the national referral mechanism guidelines for assisting victims
provide a system of identification, referral, holistic support
and assistance based on the gender, age, specific needs and
reintegration of victims of trafficking in Kenya,” Mochache
Mochache said Kenya
is keen to promote cooperation between the government and other
organizations involved in providing assistance to victims of
trafficking through a victim identification process, provision
of better support and protection and establishment of programs
to enable full recovery and re-integration of victims into
She revealed that
Kenya has been described as a country of origin, transit and
destination in human trafficking.
Mochache noted that
many cases of trafficking emerge as voluntary movements in quest
for an enhanced life and most victims are mislead by
businessmen, relatives, peers, religious acquaintances and
agents with assurance of money, jobs, education and professional
training only to end up in manipulative situations.
“The most frequently
made promises are made for good salaries, education and jobs
mostly in the hospitality sector,” she said.
The official said
the push factors for human trafficking are poverty, lack of
economic opportunities, unemployment, under employment, low
rates of education and illiteracy.
Carren Ogoti, senior
assistant director of children services at the ministry of labor
and social protection, said the government is operationalizing
the National Assistance Trust Fund for assisting victims of
Ogoti said the
government has set aside 200,000 U.S. dollars as seed funding
and hopes to inject additional finances in future.