Labour and Social Protection CS Simon Chelugui [Photo: People Daily]
The Church has now been tasked with sensitizing members of the public about issues concerning children.
The government sought the pulpit to stand against violence on children.
Speaking during the closure of a three-day Inter Religious Conference on Ending Violence Against Children in Kenya last week, Labour and Social Protection, Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui said that the faith community has a great role in preserving traditions, culture, and morality.
According to Chelugui, the government in collaboration with its partners, is determined to raise awareness on violence against children and reduce it by 40 percent by 2023.
He further called upon the religious leaders, families and other stakeholders to take up and fast-track the fight to end violence against children.
On his part, National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Secretary General Rev Canon Chris Kinyanjui, asked the government to adequately fund the child protection structures and plans to ensure effective implementation at the National, County and Sub- County levels.