Janet Pleads To Be Reunited With Her Family

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JANET ACHIENG,23 YEARSPHOTO COURTESY CITIZEN DIGITAL

With the Government’s plan to phase out children’s homes and orphanages, Janet Achieng, 23-year-old is appealing to Kenyans to help her reunite with her family.

Janet who is Deaf vanished from her home in 2010 when she was only 10 years old.

According to a Citizen News report, Janet through her sign language interpreter Ms. Alice Anyango Auma told Radio Ramogi that she went missing from her home after being assaulted by her sister on several occasions.

Ms. Anyango, who is also her teacher at Maseno School for the Deaf said Janet was rescued by the police in the Maseno area in 2010 and brought to their school.

Ms. Auma says Janet was then enrolled at Rock Ministries Children’s Home where she graduated and was taken to Mumias for vocational training for a tailoring course.

Janet is now tracing her identity where according to her interpreter she recalls being from Siaya County but is not sure of the exact place.

She has requested her interpreter to take her to Siaya where she will be able to locate her people, neighbors, and people that know her.

According to Rock Ministries’ Children’s Home social worker Beatrice Alupe, the government has given them directives to reintegrate children back into their families as enacted in the new law- the Children’s Act 2022 that makes provision for the 10-year period for Kenya to do away with children’s homes and orphanages.

The planned 10-year Care Reform Strategy seeks to provide alternative solutions to childcare and reinforce the fact that the family will remain a key unit in child upbringing.

Therefore, anyone who knows Janet’s family is being requested to contact Maseno School for the Deaf or report to any nearby police station to assist them in reuniting her with her family.

SOURCE:CITIZEN DIGITAL

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