Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Mbungu Harrison's badges.

30 000 child trafficking cases recorded in Mombasa

21 May 2015, 08:06 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - Recent statistics released by Trace Kenya, an NGO that counters human trafficking and modern day slavery in the country, have revealed that over 30 000 cases have been reported within the coast region, with Mombasa being the most affected.

According to Trace Kenya Executive Director, Paul Adhoch, most cases involve young Kenyans who fall into child labour and prostitution cartels which go unnoticed.

Most of those reported are said to be persons who are lured from their rural homes with promise of jobs in town only to end up in the hands of wealthy people who subject them to slavery.

“Cases of human trafficking in the country continue to worsen by the day. In these days, young children fall into the traps of trafficking very easily. They leave their rural homes to work as maids in someone’s home but they end up being virtual slaves since they find themselves being subjected to torture continuously," said Adhoch.

Read Also: Treat albinos with dignity, Kenyans urged

Adhoch warned that if the government does not intervene, the situation may get out of hand and therefore put lives of thousands of children at risk.

"Young children seeking jobs as maids also find themselves working as sex slaves, where they are forced into sex by their “masters” and given little cash as pay,” he added.

Adhoch however noted that between 70 000 and 80 000 Kenyans end up being trafficked to the Middle East in their search for greener pastures.

He says only a few survivors come out boldly to share their ordeals after dislodging themselves from the quagmire.

“Most of those who leave the country and face the ordeals prefer to remain quiet because of the embarrassment associated with such ordeals,” explains the director.

“Some migrants use Kenya as their transit while they seek jobs in countries like South Africa, Namibia and Angola. Some even traffic themselves by bribing their illegal passage through the country only to land themselves in trouble while at the said countries,” noted the Director.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth will not run for Pr...

He clarified that he will not run for Presidency in 2017 as he supports Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Exams should not have political g...

He also said that school properties must not ‘carry any political portraits’. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Matatu crew drugs female passenge...

Hours after the story was circulated on social media Sunday, the crew was traced at Dagoretti and arrested. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
How to get rid of cellulite at ho...

Proper diets and a healthy lifestyle are among the most effective natural remedies for cellulite. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Peter Kenneth is not a good leade...

A local activist has slammed the former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for only appearing during elections but going underground when the country has problems.  Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Javelin champion Julius Yego invo...

He is undergoing treatment at the Medihill hospital in Eldoret. Read more...