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Posted Sunday, November 21 2010 at 20:51

A man who wanted to sell his daughter who has albinism for Sh1 million is still on the run in Kuria
West District.
The man was said to have made plans to sell the two-year-old because she was a “curse” to the family.
District children’s officer John Lang’at said the man has been quarrelling his wife ever since the girl was
born.

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Taken to safety
“He even chased her away when she protested at his attempts to sell her,” said Mr Lang’at.
The woman took the girl to safety when the man was away from home.
The suspect was said to have made arrangements to sell the girl to “witchdoctors” in Tarime, Tanzania.
The witchdoctors believe body parts of people with albinism can be used to make potent medicines.

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Submitted by WN2007

NTV Kenya

Posted November 22, 2010 10:21 PM

Its so interesting how men still blame women for the sex or looks of a
baby, so many explanations later about how this happens. How safe is
this girl now or when she surfaces with the mum? What are human and
civil rights bodies doing in Kenya? Are they educating people about
the rights of everyone in the country including those with albinism? It
was so nice to see someone with albinism elected to parliament in the
same TZ where this business is recruitive. I hope it makes a human
rights difference.

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