Nakuru County on the spot as it dumps over 30 street urchins in forest

At least 41 street children have claimed county enforcement officers rounded them up and dumped them in Chemusus Forest in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County on Wednesday night.

The street urchins aged between 12 and 26 years said the officers told them the county government was taking them to school before bundling them into waiting vehicles.

Jackson Kuka, 26, said the officers approached him at around 9pm, told him of a plan to take street children to school and college, and asked him to get into a car. "Those who refused to board the lorries were forced in. They told us the younger ones would be taken to primary school and the rest to colleges, only for us to end up in a forest in another county," said Kuka.

He said the officers handcuffed some of them before bundling them into the cars and taking them to the forest 75 kilometres away.