Enduring distasteful glares and snarky comments without one iota of apprehension, that’s the kind of thick skin one needs to parade around the coastal towns of Kenya, mzungu in hand.
Not that an interracial relationship is frowned upon; only when these kind of cross-generational relationships contribute to moral decay and thrust underage children into sex tourism.
She and other girls, as well as underage boys, have left school to cater to men and women who pay them for sex.
And the market is booming: Child sex tourism has remained rampant in Mombasa, a port city, despite a spate of terror attacks in the past three years that have scared away package vacationers, crippling a vital tourism sector that contributes about 10 percent to Kenya’s gross domestic product.
Drug abuse also fuels sex tourism, because it’s an easy way to get money for a fix.
However, living in a once upon a time nondescript coastal town that can largely attribute its growth to this trade, you slowly learn that the greatest drive towards this business is simply the materialistic nature of our society today.
Some foreign travelers can’t pinpoint Kenya on the map to save their lives, but ask them where Mtwapa is.Hotels are not cheap at all and you will be lucky to find one that lives up to your standards for under , Air Bnb might be a better option.In a place where everything else is so cheap it is a wonder why hotels cost so much but that’s just the way things are in Africa.They have petitioned police to investigate the cases as they plan to stage demonstration next to protest the senseless killing and assaults by male clients.Today, they are holding demonstrations from Uhuru Garden along Moi Avenue to the office of the County commissioner where they will petition the government to intervene.