Rapid Insight Survey
The study was conducted by HAART in order to create a foundation for the future, more in-depth research. It is important to note that the information from the survey does not represent results from an academic research study rather it is a preliminary survey on the scope of human trafficking in Nairobi and its environs.
Nevertheless, taking into account the scarcity of data about human trafficking, the results are still useful and can be utilized by policy makers and practitioners.
The aim of the survey was to attempt to answer three underlying research questions:
What is the nature of human trafficking in Nairobi and its environs?
What are the main characteristics of victims of human trafficking in Nairobi and its environs?
What are the main characteristics of traffickers (those who engage in trafficking) in Nairobi and its environs?
- Human trafficking is widespread in Nairobi and its environs.
- Nairobi is slightly more significant as a transit point rather than as a source or destination place.
- Deception is a common means of trafficking people.
- Forced labor seems to be the dominant form of exploiting victims of human trafficking in Nairobi and its environs.
- The victims of human trafficking are mainly Kenyans, rather than foreigners.
- Many victims are not aware about their status.
- The traffickers in Nairobi are both men and women.
- Traffickers are mainly Kenyans rather than foreigners.
- Traffickers are usually members of organized criminal groups.