29 May 2019

Life after despair: This woman was tricked into a sham vacation marriage, then the world heard her story


It’s known as “vacation marriage” – young Somali women lured into sexual exploitation by the offer of a better life.

This widely-known practice was kept largely hidden, a taboo subject. But after this programme reported on it last year, it was extensively debated online, transforming the life of one of the women we spoke to.

We went back to Kenya to find out what has changed a year after our report.