German fined for photographing Kenyan minors

19th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

19 July 2005, NAIROBI - A German national charged with violating the rights of Kenyan minors earlier this year has been sentenced, police said Tuesday.

19 July 2005

NAIROBI - A German national charged with violating the rights of Kenyan minors earlier this year has been sentenced, police said Tuesday.

The 68-year-old was ordered to serve 18 months in jail or pay a fine of 60,000 Kenyan shillings (about EUR 667) for taking pictures of children's genitals at a swimming pool in the coastal town of Kilifi in May.

"According to Kenyan laws, you are not supposed to photograph minors, even adults. They are supposed to keep their privacy, not be exposed to the public," Charles Okweya, Officer in Command at Kilifi District, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

The man had taken pictures of the genitals of three children under the age of 14 years, said Okweya.

An official at the German embassy in Nairobi told DPA that the man was sentenced last Friday and had chosen the option of paying the fine and has now been released.

DPA

Subject: German news

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