A Wind of Hope in Kenya's Desert PDF Print E-mail
Madonna's 1980s hit song 'Like a Virgin' blasts incongruously from a giant silver speaker in the corner of a bar deep inside Isiolo - a dusty town on the edge of Kenya's northern Kaisut desert. Even though a large sign has been posted above the counter that reads 'Adults Only' (this in bright red letters), 12-year-old Ursula* is here too. She is a member of Isiolo's "Coca Cola generation". "These girls are called this because to have sex with them, all a man does is buy them a Coca Cola!" laughs Saafo Gedi, one of the bar's regulars. Read more...