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Child Prostitution in Kenya

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by ngoshwe, May 19, 2010.

  1. ngoshwe

    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya's stunning beaches attract thousands of tourists each year but this tropical paradise hides a harrowing secret. Children as young as 6 are having to risk their lives and sell sex in order to survive.
    As night falls, Mombasas clubs fill up with European male tourists ogling teenage girls. The desperate teenagers wear high heels and pay a bribe to get in. The ultimate hope is Mzungu, a white man who will pay 5 times more for sex, than a Kenyan labourer can earn in a day. Three years ago a study by UNICEF reported that approximately 30% of the population of children aged between 12 and 18 were engaged in some form of sex work. Since this report, political violence and economic crisis has left 10 million Kenyans starving, forcing more youngsters into the sex trade. I started when I was 12. I could go into a nightclub and I could count 10 to 20 girls that were prostitutes, tells 14-year-old prostitute Leyla. I ask God, what I have done wrong? I am still a child and I am doing this. Dr Essam Ahmed works in Mombassas only sexual health clinic and explains there are many loopholes in the judicial system, it's very rare for a perpetrator to be jailed. And although the authorities say they are going to take strict action on those who are taking advantage of young children, the country fears any attack on its reputation could drive innocent tourists away.
     
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    Masikini_Jeuri JF-Expert Member

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    In the name of Tourism boom! dah; lakini kwa nini hawafanyii huko kwao yaani uchafu wote ni kutuletea third world tu!
     
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    ngoshwe JF-Expert Member

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    Yasikitisha sana mzee...ukiwa katika nchi zao ukifanya haya ujue wewe watakusahau!!!.
     
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    nomasana JF-Expert Member

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    it happens everywhere in the world, america europe south east asia africa it is a global problem.
     
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