Obama administration ignores slavery and trafficking in East Africa

Is obama ashamed of his roots, where his ancestral home? Is this problem not big enough or important enough for his administration to tackle?

"I'm disappointed in our Commander in Chief for turning a blind eye to the suffering within his ancestral home," said former intelligence officer and police detective Sid Franes, himself an African-American.

"And where are people like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the leaders of the NAACP? Where's their outrage?" Franes asks.

After all, Poppa obama came from Kenya and this is swept under the rug. People seeking a better life become the victims of those who peddle humans into a life of slavery, servitude, prostitution and worse. From Examiner.com.

Kenya: Human trafficking in East Africa ignored by Obama White House
By Jim Kouri

An International Office of Migration cross-border assessment of human trafficking in Kenya and its neighboring countries has revealed what it termed "highly diverse trends affecting people of all ages and both genders, and highlighting a much greater need for protection of victims."

Critics of U.S. foreign policy in East Africa point to the surprising silence of the Obama White House since Barack Obama's father was -- and his siblings are -- citizens of Kenya.

"I'm disappointed in our Commander in Chief for turning a blind eye to the suffering within his ancestral home," said former intelligence officer and police detective Sid Franes, himself an African-American.

"And where are people like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the leaders of the NAACP? Where's their outrage?" Franes asks.

The assessment, presented last week at an IOM regional workshop in Kenya focusing on cross-border trafficking in the East African region, found that although people initially may have traveled across borders voluntarily in search of greener pastures, they were invariably deceived by a range of actors including family, religious acquaintances, business men and retired prostitutes, into working in exploitative situations.

In Kenya, the assessment found evidence of Rwandan, Tanzanian and Ugandan victims of trafficking, including children, working in the capital, Nairobi, as domestic laborers, in the commercial sex and hospitality sectors, and in the agricultural sector in various locations around the country.

Victims were identified in the Kenyan-Ugandan border town of Busia, while Tanzanian children were found working as cattle herders and in motorbike repair shops in Oloitoktok on the Kenyan-Tanzanian border, as well as begging on the streets of Nairobi and Naivasha.

In Tanzania, IOM found evidence of child trafficking from Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda for sexual exploitation, fishing, domestic servitude and agricultural labor. Adult victims were identified in the domestic sector, as well as the mining, agricultural and hospitality industries.

The IOM assessment established that Ugandan children are trafficked to all the countries in the region with Uganda also a destination for trafficked victims from Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. In addition, instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was found to be fueling the influx of trafficked children to Uganda. Victims are usually transported by road using buses, lorries and trucks. Adult victims originate from the Congo, Kenya and Rwanda in the domestic, agriculture, fishing and sex industries.

Although information on Rwanda was scant, the country was identified as a source for victims destined for Italy, Norway and the Netherlands as well as for child victims destined for Nairobi and the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa as domestic workers and for sexual exploitation.

The lack of referral mechanisms providing protection and support, especially for adult victims, is a major weakness in the counter-trafficking response in the region.

Surprisingly -- considered its history -- Rwanda is the only country in the region where the government, through the Police and the Ministry of Gender, has established shelter and hotline services to assist victims of gender violence including victims of trafficking. However the lack of appropriate referral mechanisms across its border hampers efforts to expedite the return and rehabilitation of cross-border victims.

The findings of the assessment used by 50 senior East African government officials, civil society partners and international experts at the IOM organized workshop, led to the decision to create an IOM facilitated regional network of partners as a first step to creating a functioning referral mechanism.

Participants also called for the implementation of a region-wide 116 emergency number -- an internationally recognized hotline number for trafficked children which is currently in use in Kenya.

Other recommendations included: the establishment of a centralized regional database on human trafficking to include information on traffickers that can be shared with law enforcement agencies in the region; greater research to determine the scale of the problem in the region; the harmonization of anti-trafficking laws in East Africa and the development of common procedures and standards on countering human trafficking.


Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc.

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PatriotUSA said...

As I mentioned in my opening
commentary. Makes me wonder
about the staff they have
hired in D.C. and back in

PatriotUSA said...

I tried to post your comment but blogger wasted it for some reason.
Please send it to me again.


Findalis said...

Of course it is being ignored. Guess who's family is knee-deep in it?

Jennifer said...

Oh my god really? So all black people should love Africa? And if they don't love Africa then they're ignoring their roots? I'm going to assume you're white at this point, do YOU pay attention to what's going on in London with human trafficking? Or France? Or Italy? Or Germany? I'm guessing not. But are you paying attention to the issue here in the U.S.? I can't help but think, probably not that either, but the current government is.

If you're so patriotic perhaps you could set your eyes on our own boarders before saying that someone should "look to their roots."

PatriotUSA said...

Yeah, I am white and if you have
looked at other posts here, I have covered trafficking and slavery
all over, and here. In case you
have not noticed this site is one
that does not smear all things through the eyes of libtarded progressives. Got a problem with
white people? I have a huge mix
of friends that you 'tards covet
and slober for. Hispanics, blacks,
but then I do not judge by one's
race.The race of the POTUS makes
NO difference to me unlike how it
has been politicized by your
'komrades' of the left.

You know the type, free spirits
who love 'everything' and and
spin it away by diversity,
PCness and multicultural magic that has allowed such garbage to continually poison the west.

BTW, you forgot to call me a racist, anit-semite, and whatever
you else you are assuming about me.

So, I assume you are a libtarded,
progressive socialist, feminazi?
We can throw this around all day.
Simply put, don't like what you
read here, the please exit stage
LEFT with all the other

Erick, you awake? It is feeding

HermitLion said...

It was one heck of a read, patriot - I didn't think there was anything to add! :D

But, I guess there is something - those black people who keep a pretend version of Africa in their head, and use it to bash whites into guilt trips, should go there, and then shut their mouth once and for all about 'discrimination'.
This article is just the tip of the iceberg that contains all the terrible atrocities Africans have committed on each other in the past, and still do right this moment.
Whites treated blacks the same as blacks treated their own - enslaved the weak, so there was no discrimination.
Today, thanks to affirmative action, they are treated better than whites. They even get to be president, and Attorney General of the US (give me back my name, Eric Holder!), despite their support of anti-American forces, from within, and without.

So, Kagu, to your condescending, teenage-level "ohmygod really?", I say "k tnx bye".

Ah, and it's borders, not boarders, unless you were thinking about pirates.

PatriotUSA said...

Wonder if ms. komrade will
come back? So sad, so sad.
Too much kool-aid among
other things.