Child sex tourism moves from Asia to Mombassa
Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:54 AM
I hadn't a clue about the city's thriving sex business until I noticed dozens of women and several girls and boys, no older than age 10, dressed for sale on the narrow road heading north from the city. Go-go bars and clubs frequented by sex workers form a patchwork of poverty along the road that is highly trafficked by European sun-seekers. According to my Kenyan friends, they’re seeking more than sun. When I inquired about the phenomenon, everyone told me that tightened restrictions in Thailand and elsewhere in Asia had pushed the trade to Mombasa, where dozens of weekly flights from Europe fuel its existence.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:15 AM
When I lived in Africa, 25 years ago, prostitutes were readily available anywhere and everywhere (in the countries I went to, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya). Or said differently most girls were available for a fee.
And Mombasa was no exception.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:46 AM
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