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KENYA: Kenya to Shut Hotels Promoting Child Sex Tourism


Agence France Presse (06.29.07) - Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The government of Kenya "will not hesitate to remove the licenses of hotels found to engage in the vice" of child sexual exploitation, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha Karua said recently. On Kenya's coast, estimates indicate up to 30 percent of girls ages 12 to 18 are involved in the sex trade. UNAIDS has warned that the widespread practice has major implications for the spread of HIV. Tourism is Kenya's chief source of foreign currency.


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