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New Lease Of Life For Child Sex Workers

That day when Ms Leah Ambwaya invited us at Terry Child Support and youth resource centre in Maraba estate in Kakamega. We met a young lady Naomi who rarely smiled or laughed during the first encounter. She is only 13,but hard set her face tells the story of a much older person,one who has been to hell and back Her innocence has long been stripped away by a string of men who sexually abuse her repeatedly,and without remorse. Untill a couple of months ago Naomi was a child prostitute in Kakamega Busia road. A popular stop over with truck drivers,making it attractive for a fast growing number of commercial sex workers.According to ms Leah Ambwaya,a children rights activist,by the time the girl was rescued she had to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair the damage on her private parts. By the time we wre living Naomi afforded a smile and thanked Ms Leah for what she was doing for the girls.


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Shiyanzu, Kakamega, Kenya
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