Thursday, 24 September 2009

Untold suffering of children in Kenya, victims of sex tourism



I was taken aback by this news report this evening. I'm lost for words.. Please read the report on the Channel 4 website, its quite informative. The New York Times carried this opinion on the same subject earlier this year..

5 comments:

Tamaku said...

This is the heartbreaking reality of life in one of the world's most unequal societies. So painful, my conscience is in constant turmoil.

Anengiyefa said...
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Anengiyefa said...

Hi Tamaku, it is truly heartbreaking. And when you think that clamping down on this madness might have the undesired effect of harming the tourism industry, this makes it more difficult for the authorities to deal with, even if they decided to come down hard.

Its sad that the victims are helpless children, but I can't help thinking that this journalist has himself exploited these very same children for his own purposes, by openly filming them and asking them to raise thir hands if they've been abused by Wazungu...and then beaming the pictures right around the world, largely to demonstrate how intrepid a journalist he is.. I can't imagine that he would get away with it if these were British kids.

c'est moi said...

You know,i watched this on TV 2 days ago and to say i was horrified would be a fantastic understatement.

I couldn't even bear to finish watching the show...

It really did tug at my heartstrings to see those poor,helpless children victimised in such a callous manner...honestly, i'm at a loss for words!

Yes,there are some disturbed,useless animals in this world parading themselves as humans..may they forever reap in good measure the deeds of their heinous acts..i know there is karma!

I do agree with you as well on what you say about the journalist & i couldn't help but think there was a self-serving ulterior motive in there which i thought became somewhat more apparent a little later on into the documentary...but then again,one could say he did bring to light & to the world's attention the plight of this poor kids & the detestable existence of the perpertrators of these dastardly,perverted acts

Anengiyefa said...

Hi C'est moi, I agree that the reporter brought to light an issue that many people knew little about, and in no way am I belittling the enormity of the problem that he has highlighted. However, I think he could have achieved the same result without necessarily exposing those children as crudely as he did..