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Italian Tourists Luring Poor Kenyan Children Into Prostitution

| Posted by Tracy 


Kenya’s coastal town of Malindi may look like a tropical paradise, but it is host to a hidden child sex trade. Children as young as 12 years old say they are being lured into prostitution and pornography by tourists willing to pay handsomely for sex in secret locations.

Charlotte Attwood of BBC Africa went to Malindi to investigate and reported the following.

Just beneath a wall on one of the busy tourist beaches in Malindi, children loiter in the hope of attracting a customer. I met two girls and a boy – all under the age of 18 –  and all who admit to selling their bodies to foreigners for sex.

In a good month, they can get a client every day, one of the girls said.

Most of the tourists in Malindi come from Italy, and their clients are mostly Italian men between the age of 50 and 80, she said.

With a dull look in her eye, 16-year-old Maria explained how she goes about her daily business.

“I ask my friends who work as beach boys to find me a male tourist. When I get a client, we strike a deal, say for $60 (£35, US$58),” she says.

While I was sitting with the children, I saw an elderly man approach the two girls with money in his hands. Once he spotted me, he signaled to the girls that he would be back later.

The authorities in Malindi have been trying to tackle the problem, and hotels now bar young local girls from visiting tourist rooms.

But Naomi Kazungu, the local government child protection officer, said that this has created another problem, as the trade has been driven underground.

The children are no longer going to hotels, but to private villas, Kazungu said.

Peter is one of the beach boys in Malindi who admits to facilitating this business.

He took me 300 metres (1,000ft) up the beach, around a rocky escarpment to a cave. It is a favorite spot for sex tourists, he told me, especially those who go for children.

A cave where young Kenyan boys and girls are sexually exploited.

The trade is illegal in Kenya and this is a perfect hideout.

As the tide comes in, the caves become cut off from the rest of the beach. There is a lot of dead seaweed on the floor that is used as a mattress, Peter says.

The tourists prefer girls aged 15 to 17, he adds.

Some of these men, Peter says, like to involve dogs and pay the girls up to $500 to film this.

Read the full story at bbc.co.uk

People make me sick :,(

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bendragon-cumbersmaug:

bendragon-cumbersmaug:

Listen up Americans people who cannot tell the difference between venomous and nonvenomous snakes.

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This is the mouth of a pit viper. There are large fangs in the front of the mouth. These may or may not be protected…

For serious!

Honestly

I feel sad.
I feel nostalgic.
I feel annoyed.
I feel alone.
No, i dont want to talk about it.
I just want to sit here, watch my movie, and cry my eyes out in peace.

Nobody talking to me.

Why is that so hard to understand and absolutely impossible to accomplish?

djaadams:

#walking dead.

djaadams:

#walking dead.

crispysnakes:

Monstertail pastel pearlescent nova female (Shasta) and OT hypo nova male (Fireball).  Shasta is dark today, she’s usually a lot lighter than Fireball.  41qt tub lid for size reference.

scotsmcall:

scotsmcall:

imagine if dylan grew a mustache he would look so funny

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animaltoday:

Gonatodes (Gonatodes daudini)-

Gonatodes is a genus of dwarf geckos that include many different species. Almost every species has a dramatic and unique color variation (in the males mostly). They mostly live in the forests of South America although some have adapted to live in cities and have been taken as pets.

They eat almost any bug that they can swallow.  Some species of Gonatodes are becoming critically endangered due to deforestation.

Most of the species have pointed noses and are rather narrow in body size.  However Gonatodes Daudini, shown here is the only one with large  scales, bright orange irises and the 3 eye shaped patterns displayed by the males. 

Photos: Strategy Forum INC on Flickr 

Hanging out with Beatrix

Hanging out with Beatrix

poeticverse:

Amazing art by renegade21 featuring our favourite Pixar characters as characters from the video game universe! :D

So awesome!

hearts-of-fire:

Which would you rather see in your Valentine’s Day chocolate box?

BEST. GIFT. EVER.

That frustating tumblr moment when:

You see a group of gifs from a movie, and its beautiful and moving, but you dont know any of the actors and nowhere on the post does it say the name of the movie.

GUYS!! HOW AM I EVER GOING TO FIND THIS MOVIE NOW?!?!?

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LoL

Making somebody’s day will always make your day.

Making somebody’s day will always make your day.

tharkun:

My life.

When im broke… lol