KENYA: Sex for jobs in export processing zones

Monday, November 24, 2008
NAIROBI Monday, November 24, 2008 (IRIN) - At the gates of one of Kenya's export processing zones (EPZs) men and women push and shove each other, trying to get their national identity cards taken by the guards. Having one's card taken increases the chances of being employed that day as a casual labourer at one of the factories set up to boost the country's export capacity. Men often bribe guards and managers to get jobs, but sex is the preferred inducement for women. "Let me be honest with...