Sleeping with local women. The only difference is that unlike some of their male counterparts who go for underage girls, these mamas go for adults. Divorced, bored and out to fulfil strange sexual fantasies Apparently, when bored, divorced or single white women who are desperate for a naughty good time that no one will know about to judge them back at home where they are held in high esteem, they come to Kenya and other far flung parts of Africa.
Here, they are made to feel special and young. They stage-manage romantic affairs with the local studs whom they wine and dine while at it. Reuters recently ran a story on the Kenyan sex tourism phenomenon, detailing the story of a woman who, for obvious reasons, only identified herself as Bethan, 56 and her best friend Allie, 64 who were on their first holiday to Kenya. In most cases, such tourists travel alone or with female friends and often have a history of unhappy relationships with men at home.
Some are innocent women, looking for attention and excitement but unwittingly end up sampling the splendour of sex tourism. Take a certain Jill, for instance. She is divorced and in her late 40s and visited the country for her first holiday alone mid this year. She had, among other fantasies, sunbathing on white sand and generally having a good time, with no plans for sex.
Her destination was the Kenyan coast, one of the biggest holiday destination for tourists. One thing led to the other, with Jill throwing aside her inhibitions. Jill had been in an abusive marriage back at home. They just hit it off and have been at it to date. However, there is an inherent flaw in the evaluation of this strange form of tourism.
What causes those double standards? The ladies cover their tracks by claiming they are not buying sex but they are helping the young men financially. Take, for example, Bethan, the aforementioned woman interviewed by Reuters in their report. In her defence, she said: I buy him a nice shirt and we go out for dinner. How is that different from a man buying a young girl dinner? In the documentary, Jake Grieves-Cook, then an official of the Kenya Tourist Board answering a question about the perception of sex-tourism said: Not included in the scope of prostitution, sexual tourism is seen as social exchange, rather than an explicit sex-for-money trade.
She worries whether they really find her attractive. Actually, they are prostitutes, although they deny that they have had encounters with other white women and do not ask a fee for their services, but instead ask for financial support for relatives in need.
But are these women sex hungry cougars preying on young, impoverished local men or are these mutually beneficial cash-for-services-rendered exchanges between consenting adults? Middle-aged women actively engaging in sex tourism, hoping to fulfil a need that simply cannot be satisfied back home might be seen as predatory by some, while others simply view this as sad. It is also reported to be rampant across main land.
She went back to her country but unfortunately, upon delivery the baby girl died sex weeks later. Rebekah flew back to her county early last year to give birth. She is yet to return to Kenya but reportedly in constant communication with Lawrence.
Rebekah and Lawrence Sources have it that the Morans are circumcised in a unique way that gives them an edge over men from other local communities between the sheets. Reportedly, women say they experience so much pleasure after sexual escapades with the morans. When our writer approached a middle-aged British woman while compiling this report and asked her what all this fascination with the morans was all about, she refused to talk.
The writer escaped narrowly for trying to pester the woman with more questions. The moran leapt from his seat and went after the writer for being a nuisance. The women have slight financial power, but are not perceived as players with lots of urgency.