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Buying a baby on Nairobi’s black market

Babies are being stolen to order in Kenya to feed a thriving black market

Africa Eye infiltrated the trafficking rings selling children for as little as £300.

  • Peter Murimi, Joel Gunter, and Tom Watson
  • BBC

Somewhere, Rebecca’s son is 10.

He could be in Nairobi, where she lives, or he could be somewhere else.

He could, she knows in her heart, be dead.

The last time she saw him, Lawrence Josiah, her firstborn son, he was one.

She was 16.

It was about 2am one night in March 2011 and Rebecca was drowsy from sniffing a handkerchief doused in jet fuel — a cheap high on the city’s streets.

She sniffed jet…

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