This page represents a living collection of academic and non-academic resources on street children, some of which are particular to Eldoret.

Academic Papers

Ayaya, S. O. and F. O. Esamai (2001). “Health problems of street children in Eldoret, Kenya.” East Afr Med J 78(12): 624-629.

Ayuku, D., G. Ettyang, et al. (2004). “Psychosocial and Nutritional Status of Street Children In Comparison to School Children: A Case of Eldoret Town.” African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, Development 4(1): 1-11.

Ayuku, D., C. D. Kaplan, et al. (2004). “Characteristics and personal social networks of the “on” the street, “of” the street, shelter and school children in Eldoret, Kenya.” International Social Work 47(3): 293-311.

Ayuku, D., W. Odero, et al. (2003). “Social network analysis for health and social interventions among Kenyan scavenging street children.” Health Policy Plan 18(1): 109-118.

Ayuku, D. O., M. W. Devries, et al. (2004). “Temperament characteristics of street and non-street children in Eldoret, Kenya.” Afr Health Sci 4(1): 24-30.

Cottrell-Boyce, J. (2010). “The role of solvents in the lives of Kenyan street children: An ethnographic perspective ” African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 9(2): 93-102.

Kaime-Atterhög, W. and B. M. Ahlberg (2008). “Are street children beyond rehabilitation? Understanding the life situation of street boys through ethnographic methods in Nakuru, Kenya.” Children and Youth Services Review 30: 1345–1354.

Kaime-Atterhög, W., G. Lindmark, et al. (2007). “Burning “Centre Bolt”: Experiences of sexually transmitted infections and health care seeking behaviour described by street boys in Urban Kenya.” Children and Youth Services Review 29(5): 600-617.

Von Acker, J., D. Oosrrom, et al. (1999). “Street children in Nairobi: Hakuna matata?” Journal of Community Psychology 27(4): 393-404.

Thanks to Lonnie Embleton for her guidance and expertise.