Poverty and it Effects:
Poverty remains major impediment to fulfillment of basic needs of Kenyans. This has much effect on Single parent, widows/widowers and aged parent who take care of their grand children’s.
HIV and Aids:
A research done shows an estimate 700 Kenyans die daily of HIV & aids related causes. This leaves orphans vulnerable to poverty.
Has also left many orphans for some parent had prolonged illness, which consumes all the resources the family had. Illness such as cancer, where operation is done, chemotherapy and radiotherapy process which drains all the money. Kidney problems where dialysis is done often to mention just a few. By the end of all this, the parent dies and no money is left to take care of the left child or children.
This has become a monster and a national disaster which has robbed many children their loving parent. We have witness accidents taking away both parents arid children left total orphans with no one to take care of them.
Climate has drastically changed with no reliable rainfall, and this has affected especially those families who depend on farming and pasture. Their crops dries up before they are ready, and their cattle dies due to the prolonged drought . These has made it difficult for them to raise up their children.
High Rate of Crime & Tribal Clashes:
Crime has gone up in our nation where we have witnessed both parent being attacked and killed in their houses, and in the presence of their children . Such crime can be as a result of revenge, tribal differences or just to steal from these families.