People can do pretty much everything to make money during these harsh economic times.
A woman in her 40’s decided to get into the selling minors business which pissed of a lot of residents in Thika’s Majengo Estate .
Speaking to a Star newspaper reporter the woman identified as Mary Wanjiru Karume was frog-matched across the streets carrying a placard for allegedly luring young girls into the traps of older men for sexual exploitation.
According to the victim who is not yet 18, the woman, who is a personal friends and business neighbor to her mother, lured her to the said man on Monday last week where they were bought some soft drinks. Two days later, she and her auntie (still a minor) were invited to a Thika Hotel where they were supposed to have a good time.
“Mama Ken (Wanjiru) introduced us to this man and told us that he was very rich and could buy us anything we wanted. She asked us not to ignore his approaches but instead take advantage of this ‘rare opportunity’ to squander his money. Later on Friday, he invited us for a meal at a Thika hotel where we were supposed to spend the evening,” said the girl.
Luckily for the minors, someone known to the family spotted them and called their mother. The mother tricked them into leaving the facility claiming their was an emergency at home.
Upon interrogation, the girl revealed that the man had promised to foot the bill for her birthday party bash that happens to be this week, to a tune of Ksh. 30,000.
The girl’s mother was short of words considering this is someone she has known for a long time.
“We have worked with her for quite a long time and I cannot believe that she can scheme such an evil plan against my own daughter,” she said.
However, she has declined to press any charges against the woman or the man since, according to her, her daughter was not harmed.
“Since God has saved my children from this danger, I am not willing to press any charges against them,” said the mother.
When confronted to respond, Wanjiru admitted to introducing the girls to the man but she claimed that she only showed them the man and warned them that he was dangerous because he was HIV positive.
“When I was taking them to him I wanted to show him to them and warn them that he was not a good person and he was fond of luring young girls into bed,” said Wanjiru.