An analysis of the legal framework guiding the rights of juvenile delinquents in Kenya
KOSGEI, CHEPKORIR CAROLINE
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Black’s law dictionary defines juvenile delinquency as an antisocial behavior by a minor; especially behavior that would be criminally punishable if the actor were an adult, but instead is usually punished by special laws pertaining only to minors. Statistics show that almost a half of the population of Kenya is made up of individuals below the age of 18 years. Statistics also show that almost 45% of the population lives below the poverty line, this coupled with other challenges puts children in need of care and protection in a precarious position.