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Unholy trend! Kenyan men now rent out their wives to tourist for income



Poverty along the Kenyan Coast is now forcing residents to rent out their spouses to rich tourists for some income.

To beat the rising levels of poverty, some Kenyans have been handing over their wives and husbands to the tourists who want a good time before reuniting with them after the job.

Among the persons already in the job is James Kimani, a tour guide, who says that he has been renting his wife out for such since August 2018, in pursuit for that extra coin.

He says that they are still married and love each other, though the woman has been away from home for the last two months after he hooked her up with another tourist, adding that she brings home as much as Sh40,000 a month.

Kilifi County Police boss Patrick Okeri confirmed it and went on to add that it has grown to an extent that some women even have two husbands, a European and their original Kenyan husbands.

Paul Adhuoch who heads Trace Kenya, a child rights organization, says that the same also affects children who are also targeted by the tourists for sex tourism.

He says that over 13,000 minors engage in sexual activities along the coastal counties annually, the majority of them being girls. This, he says, has resulted in an increase in unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.