16 Feb 2024

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) remains actively engaged in addressing the issue of child labor through responsible business practices and ethical labor standards. This commitment was reiterated during the validation workshop for the National Child Labour Policy and National Action Plan on Child Labour (2023-2028), held on February 16, 2023.

Representing the FKE Executive Director and CEO, Ms. Jacqueline Mugo, was Mr. Erick Ochieng', Policy Research and Advocacy Officer FKE, who highlighted the organization's multi-pronged approach to combating child labour including:


  • Promotion of Ethical Business Practices: FKE encourages its members to adopt and adhere to codes of conduct that explicitly prohibit child labor throughout their supply chains.
  • Advocacy and Awareness: FKE collaborates with stakeholders to raise awareness about the negative impacts of child labor and advocate for stricter laws and regulations.
  • Capacity Building: Training and resources are provided to member companies on identifying and addressing child labor within their operations, and supporting educational programs for affected children and families.
  • Collaboration: FKE actively participates in multi-stakeholder initiatives to develop and implement comprehensive strategies for eliminating child labor.


Mr. Ochieng' commended the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and the ILO team for their work , emphasizing their role in creating a coordinated and effective response to this complex issue.

The workshop marked a crucial step in shaping the National Child Labour Policy and Action Plan, and FKE's active involvement underscores its commitment to protecting children and fostering sustainable development in Kenya.