The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has announced that it will implement the changes introduced in the enhanced Children's Act 2022.
This assurance was given by the Director of Criminal Investigations, Mohammed Amin, during the launch of the 2nd Annual Child Justice Summit held at a Nairobi hotel.
While addressing participants during the culmination of the two-day summit organized by the National Council on Administration of Justice, the DCI Chief assured of the Directorate's readiness to implement the new Act, stating that DCI's Anti Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit would be at the forefront in the implementation of the progressive law aimed at curbing the mutating offences against children.
"Our mandate as the country's foremost investigative agency is to ensure that we enforce all laws including those pertaining to the protection of our children, a call of duty that we shall continue to execute without prejudice," he said.
Chief Justice Martha Koome, who represented the Judiciary in the summit, called upon everyone to ensure equality and inclusion of all Children, adding that the Children's Act 2022 was the first law established by seeking views from children and encouraging their children's participation.
While thanking all the stakeholders for their collaboration and cooperation, the chief justice called upon them to ensure the equality and inclusion of all Children, explaining that the Judiciary has implemented the Child Justice Strategy, a process that will see every child get justice within the shortest time possible.
The two-day summit brought together different stakeholders in the criminal justice system as well as other relevant agencies, including the Council of Governors, the Directorate of Children's Service, the Witness Protection Agency, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Legal Resource Foundation, International Development Law Organization, United Nations Children's Fund among others.