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told they will be arrested for prostitution if they admit it.” In Kenya, many local women and girls are promised good jobs only to be enslaved in domestic servitude or forced into prostitution - often in the sex tourism industry.Kenya is home to about 328,000 modern-day slaves - about 1 in 143 of its population - according to the Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, an Australia-based rights group.I sat on the bed, facing a window and spread my legs.He knelled in front of me and stared directly at my labia. Common in India, so-called mujra dance bars - where young women dance to Bollywood music for money from male patrons - have mushroomed in cities including Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, where there are countless Kenyans of South Asian descent.Police and anti-trafficking groups have repeatedly voiced concerns that some of these private clubs are used as a front to ensnare women and girls, some in sex slavery, with women forced to pay off loans by erotic dancing or having sex with clients.But in recent years police raids on mujra bars - named after a traditional Asian dance - uncovered organized human trafficking from South Asia to Kenya, a trend highlighted by the United States in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.
Anita Nyanjong, a lawyer for human rights group Equality Now, said it was hard to get to the truth as survivors of trafficking often would not admit what had happened.Sheela and the other 11 women rescued in Mombasa said they had come to Kenya separately over the past nine months on flights through India and Ethiopia arranged by the club owner.In court testimonies the women, aged 16 to 34, said they were told to carry hand luggage only and tell immigration officials they were visiting friends or family in Kenya." my fingers were shaking when I grabbed my labia and pulled them apart.He bent over and looked: " I don't see it well, it is a bit dark here." I stepped out of the shower and walked in the bedroom.
“(But) it was not what I expected,” said Sheela, who was rescued with 11 other Nepali women from a nightclub in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa in April where she danced on stage from 9 p.m. A rising number of women and girls are leaving South Asian nations such as Nepal, India and Pakistan to work in Bollywood-style dance bars in Kenya’s adult entertainment industry - many illegally - according to anti-trafficking activists and police.