Kenya’s Battle to End ‘Sex for Fish’ Trade

BBC News, February 17, 2014

It is estimated that around one and a half million people in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids.

Part of the problem is in rural areas where fishermen trade their catch with poor women market-sellers for sex, rather than money.

Now local charities are trying to change the practice, known colloquially as ‘sex for fish’.

They are encouraging women to own boats and employ fishermen so that they are able to pay for the fish with money.

Mark Lowen reports from western Kenya.​

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  • Truth Teller

    If they are so poor they cannot even buy fish, where will they get the money to buy and operate a boat and pay fishermen? Or do they get the fish for sex and then sell it in the retail market.

    • Johnny99

      Obama will give them Obamaboats.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Berserker

      I don’t think that capitalism or economics are their strong suit.
      #hunterGatherer

  • IstvanIN

    None of our business.

    • sbuffalonative

      Yes and no. Let’s let Africans alone to be Africans but let the world know how Africans behave.

      • IstvanIN

        Sort of like the “no swimming” signs along the shore.

    • Lagerstrom

      Absolutely. Problem is, HIV fisherwoman might be my new neighbour sometime soon.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Is this what Hillary meant by her “Teach a man to fish” comment?

  • dd121

    Sex for fish. Yep, they’re just like us.

    • Lagerstrom

      Ohh, I wouldn’t get my gear off for a piece of Nile Perch!

  • Michiganman6

    A “widow” with 5 children…I doubt it.

  • sbuffalonative

    Google this headline: “11 arrested for serving human meat at Nigerian hotel restaurant”

    • Michiganman6

      It won’t be long before we see headlines like that here in the States.

    • John Frum

      I’ll take the Kuru sandwich on wheat and a warm Tree Frog beer.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        Tasty.

  • Puggg

    Just can’t say “prostitution” anymore?

    And from watching this video, it seems to me that Kenya has a bigger crack problem than anything.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Kenya has a stupid n-word problem, not remotely related to crack cocaine.

      • Puggg

        I sometimes when I’m in uniform politely accost kids and young people wearing their pants too low and tell them: “Just say no to crack.”

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Comment of the day.

  • Truthseeker

    According to another BBC article on this subject, this “local charity” VIRED, which started the No Sex For Fish project, is supported by the U.S. Peace Corps. Go figure there was Western involvement. These news stories about small improvements in Africa always seem to be at their heart just opportunities for liberal whites to feel good about themselves.

    Even though Africa and blacks in general are often easy targets, it really is sad to see people living like this. While it’s easy to feel nice about a few women who manage to get out of a situation where they have to give sex for fish, there’s still the nagging feeling that without Westerners to guide them, they’d probably be back in the same situation. My only hope for Africa is that the West would leave them alone and let natural selection take its course. Maybe at some point they’d reach Western levels of civilization and white people wouldn’t have to sit and feel bad for them all the time.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Well I have always liked fishing, don’t see Johnny around I guess he is already on a flight to Kenya .Back to fishing , with maternal societies its always about sex and fighting. Who says the Woman don’t like this policy?Betcha 9 out of ten think it peachy keen,so back to fishing. that is all.

  • Spartacus

    “It is estimated that around one and a half million people in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Not even a tenth of what it’s supposed to be…

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Ideally, every single negro in the country should be living with HIV/AIDS.

      • Pro_Whitey

        That reminds me of the allegations that the U.S. government created HIV to kill off black people. If that’s true, I want to fire the guy who developed it, for gross incompetence. Talk about missing the mark!

    • Romulus

      I would find that statistic encouraging if the Blafricans would stop infecting white women with their simian seed.

    • DNA Explains It All

      HIV/AIDS is a scam.
      Were in not a scam there would be NO AFRICANS, instead during the age of supposed AIDS (depopulating megga epidemic), their populations are right where predicted (more than doubling) without factoring in any virus at all. Go figure, get lots of white money though.

      • Spartacus

        Huh ?

        • DNA Explains It All

          Spent 10 years married to a supposed +, never used protection. Look up the Padian Study.
          The doc followed 174 sero-dicourdinate couples for 10 years. Only 40% claim to use condoms and all had failures and exposures.
          In ten years do you know how many partners were infected?
          NONE ZERO NADA. AIDS is a SCAM.

          • BonV.Vant

            you left out some details. Were these heterosexual couples, homosexual couples or mixed. Some forms of sex are much riskier than others. Heterosexual Africans are much more likely to use the back door.

          • DNA Explains It All

            Assorted. Please look it up, this is a VERY complex issue.

          • BonV.Vant

            IT is not complex to me. I know how to reduce my risk to zero. See my post above.

          • DNA Explains It All

            Just hope that the scam test doesn’t decide to go + on someone you care about then you too are “in the game”. Virgins can pop + there are 120 things in the med lit that can cause “false positives”, I just go on to say I don’t think there are ANY real positives. It was the gay lifestyle that was wiping out immune systems, using poppers and taking anto-biotics like jelly beans that did it at first. After that AZT and others picked up the slack.

          • DNA Explains It All

            There were gay couples and hetro’s who do the back and and and. 174 couples random mix.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I doubt it. On the other hand, NE whites are very, very resistant to disease.

          • DNA Explains It All

            Read Peter Duesberg’s, “Retro-viruses as pathogens, expectations and reality”. He was known as the “father of retro virology”, he told us it was a scam a long time ago, HE WAS RIGHT.

        • DNA Explains It All

          Every “TEST” for HIV carries a disclaimer saying it can not confirm or disprove the presence of the HIV “virus”. Go figure.

  • Magician

    1 – simply because a man and a woman have sex doesn’t mean AIDS is coming. Why not use condom.
    2 – come to USA boys! feminists and some obese white girls will have sex with you for free as many times as you want and then also pay for the hotel

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Why have sex at all if you’re not in love with your partner?

      • connorhus

        Obviously for Fish :)

        I mean c’mon no lines to mess with or bait and you get to pick the biggest one.

      • BonV.Vant

        yes, outside of a loving relationship sex is a poor substitute for self gratification.

        • IstvanIN

          Many animals do it outside of a loving relationship all the time.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            Civilized people are not mere animals.

      • Lagerstrom

        You’re one of the last of the moral men MCS!
        Young men get fooled in their younger days. I did, a couple of times, but everything has righted itself and I have a little boy with my partner. The raunch-culture betrays our boys and girls.

        • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

          I like sex as much as the next guy. My wife and I take “Hollywood showers” together. In the summertime, we like screwing during thunderstorms. I’ve been hurt before, however, and didn’t like it. The buck stops here.

  • John Ambrose

    Reminds me of the Maury episode where a black girl claimed she sold her body for a double-bacon cheeseburger.

    • Whitetrashgang

      So did the guy get his monies worth or not?I would have just bought the burger instead and given her half at most. Maybe if it was a bag of chips she could have all of it.

      • DNA Explains It All

        Given what most black girls look like, a DOUBLE-BACON CHEESEBURGER in trade is insanely overpriced. Maybe better she bought me one whenever I wanted for the REST OF MY FREAKING LIFE.

  • Extropico

    There must be excellent tax lawyers in Kenya. Bartering on the down low is an outstanding way to avoid the taxman when selling piscatorial products.

  • Truth Teller

    I read the article about serving human meat and finding several heads. I was interested to find out the country, but strangely it was never mentioned in the article I read.

  • BonV.Vant

    when will liberals ever learn to stop caring about these creatures

  • Lord Sandwich

    I thought we solved this whole “African hunger” problem in the 1980′s with a couple of rock concerts. No?

    • Lagerstrom

      No, didn’t happen Lord S. The dusky masses just didn’t like U2 and Simple Minds enough. Not even ‘Status Quo’ could do it!

    • Katherine McChesney

      I think rock stars are hired by Tavistock and Rand Corp. to brainwash their fans into supporting leftist NWO and New Age causes.

  • libertarian1234

    The one woman said she had “five children to feed.”

    Great, isn’t it? She can’t even feed herself, but she has five children anyway. And any of the other women who are now growing into child-bearing age know they can’t feed any kids they might have, but they don’t care.

    Which is typical with all of them. That they’re bringing kids into the world they can’t possibly care for doesn’t bother them in the least.

    They’re the same way over here. Plus 72% of all black births are to single mothers.

    • IstvanIN

      Shouldn’t the father of her children be providing the fish for her children? Novel idea.

  • IstvanIN

    How about we introduce Piranha’s to Africa?

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      They already have crocodiles.

      • IstvanIN

        Not enough it seems.

  • Luca

    Of course if the fisherman catch a really big fish they just revert to that other revered Kenyan tradition known as “Sex With Fish”.

  • bilderbuster

    Speaking of suits.
    If we stopped donating clothes they would be naked.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      Donated clothes have ruined the African garment industry. Even the locals there can not compete with “free”.

      • bilderbuster

        I never thought of it that way before but I did always notice the natives wearing American style clothes & athletic t-shirts three decades out of fashion.
        Africans do look kind of funny in the bush dressed in the Disco era style.

  • Lagerstrom

    Yet another of the myriad of non-issues that the BBC expects people such as myself to give a remote ‘stuff’ about!
    At least the short run-down of the article didn’t mention the word “gay”. Then again, I didn’t view the visual version.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    Red snapper.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    It really IS the oldest profession. Hell, chimps would probably engage in the sex4fish game if they could get their mitts on some shrimps.

    • Katherine McChesney

      or lobster.

  • Katherine McChesney

    ‘I believe her favorite delicacy is carp.’

    Shouldn’t that be “CARPet” for ‘carpet muncher’?

  • Truth Teller

    Is the hideous thing in White the woman? Just think, the spawn of this mating will arrive in America as a refugee from the next genocide and get a diversity hire job from which our own children will be banned. How could White men have ****** them back in slavery days? I can’t stand to look at them, male or female or even the small children.

  • Truth Teller

    They get all their clothes from Oxfam. If you think American liberals are nauseating the way they slobber over blacks, you should know English liberals.

  • Truth Teller

    In Europe, Asia and India the fishermen and the fish vendors are married couples. The men go out about 3/am and catch the fish. The women get up at 6/am feed and care for the kids and get to the market place to set up around 10/am when the men get back. They work together to get the boat docked, the nets rolled up and the fish ready for sale. Then the women sell the fish and the men go back home to catch some sleep.
    The women come home, cook a fish dinner, the man goes to bed early and next day the same routine occurs
    This type of mom and pop business has been going on for thousands of years and will go on forever. Nowdays when couples can afford to buy a big factory boat sometimes the wives and kids go out and the kids are home schooled on the ship.
    But Africans can’t think of such a sensible and civilized arrangement. The black communist author Richard Wright went back to Africa in the 1950′s and wrote a book about it. he loathed Africa and the Africans, especially the appearance of the woman. Africa and the Africans totally disgusted him.

  • Edruezzi

    Another day, another tale of African stupidity.