Poverty fuels human trafficking in Kenya

Anti human trafficking activist Amina Kinsi fights the crime with the only weapons at her disposal. The vice is growing rapidly with Kenya's underground networks estimated to generate an estimated millions of U.S dollars annually.

What you need to know:

  • The crime is prevalent in all regions of the country, but poor parents are known to coerce their children into prostitution. The situation is further exacerbated in northern Kenya by the frequent drought that increases the presence of cheap labour.

Kenya's refugee rights organizations and aid agencies have blamed poverty in the East African region for the rising cases of human trafficking.

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