Wamboi Kamiru

Briefcase installation

KES 52,000

There are over 27 million slaves in the world today and the average sage of a girl being trafficked is 12-14 years of age. The average global price for another human being is $90 (KES 8,100).

A human life is worth KES 8,100. Cash on delivery (C.O.D). Selling children is about the commodification of the lives of the lives of children. The dolls wear innocent happy faces, a contrast against the hard chains and padlocks that bind them. These young girls, represented by the dolls, are traded for work as domestic servants (house girls) to sex workers (prostitute).

Human trafficking is a business that generates about $32B annually, with about 13M children traded-nearly half of the total population of humans sold. Each doll is chained to the next to represent the interconnectedness of the human trafficking trade. The black briefcase usually carries wads of cash; in this case, these wads are interchangeable with the lives of many young girls.

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