Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Appalling Statistics

UN condemns sexual exploitation of children in Kenya's coast

Child sex tourism and sexual exploitation of children in Kenya have reached alarming high levels, according to a study conducted by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched in Nairobi Tuesday.

The report indicates that about 15,000 children or 30 percent of 12-18 year old girls in four districts in the Kenyan coast -- Mombasa, Kilifi, Malindi and Kwale -- are engaged in casual sex- for-cash.

The study -- The Extent and Effect of Sex Tourism and Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Kenyan Coast -- shows that Kenyan men are the worst culprits in sexual exploitation of children, making up 38 percent of the clients of children.>> continued

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