women and children, drought and most of the fleeing conflict in Somalia to Kenya are trafficked and sold into prostitution or forced labor
Shakir Amina (not her real name) fled the drought and famine in Somalia for a better life in Kenya. But he did it illegally, putting their faith in the hands of a criminal network led by Mukhala, or agents in Swahili. At the end of your faith was misplaced as "sold" on the work to reach Kenya.Chakir
But this is not the only one to have illegally crossed the border with Kenya. Natural disasters, armed conflict and the devastating famine in the Horn of Africa have caused an increase in smuggling and trafficking in the region.
Shakir took from a collection point in Somalia to a point of transaction in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. She and several other girls have traveled 1.000 miles in a truck guarded by five men. "I was not alone," said Shakir. "The other girls were in the truck, and a man was there. Our managers have kept us safe until we reach our destination ... I felt in good hands."
But when he reached Santa Maria property, a suburb of Nairobi has become an international center of business, was sold in the workplace. She now works as an assistant buyer for its "buyer".
Womankind Kenya, an NGO based in Garissa in the north-eastern Kenya, about 50 children are victims of trafficking or trafficking in Nairobi each week. "Vehicles transporting
[a narcotic leaf], from Kenya to Somalia again loaded with girls and women who end up in brothels in Nairobi or are sent to destinations outside Kenya, "said Hussein Hubbs, director of Womankind Kenya.
Deputy Police officer in the Province Rift Valley Province, the most populous province and the largest of Kenya, Ephantus Kiura confirmed. "More than 200 illegal immigrants come into the province every week in Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Somalia across [from Kenya in Article 400 km of porous border], which shares with these countries," Kiura says.
The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 10,000 people are trafficked in the coastal province of Kenya each year. It is said that child victims of trafficking in Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia and Uganda, domestic workers, sex workers and livestock in Kenya. . "Until September 28, there were over 452,000 refugees, mostly Somalis in Dadaab camp The massive influx of refugees has complicated the movement of people in the region, but has increased the vulnerability of human trafficking, the smuggling and other forms of exploitation, "said Jean-Philippe Chauzy, head of communications for the IOM.