Sex For Food at 15

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” 

— Matthew 18:6

On the streets and in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, large numbers of orphaned and abandoned children are casualties of poverty or other conditions that lead to horrific sexual abuse. And when girls are in short supply, the abusers often turn to boys

Some homeless children get food and shelter from churches or private charities. But thousands care for themselves, the tragedies in their lives largely unnoticed.

Every kind of evil happens to them because people know nobody is looking and very few care. In some cases, children with parents are no better off. One girl, sold to strangers for sex by her mother for some home brewed beer, only weeps when asked to talk about her experience.

On our trips we are seeing growing evidence of organized commercial trafficking in street children (boys & girls) for sex, but to date, Kenyan authorities have taken little notice.

Until something is done, people stand up, the manipulation and abuse continues for thousands of children who find themselves living on the hard, dark slums of Nairobi

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