Is This Man a Victim?: Maine adopted Kenyan runner Moninda Marube as a symbol of human trafficking's invisible casualties, but a close look at his case raises hard questions--and illustrates the challenge of investigating and prosecuting trafficking crimes

Publication Year:
2018

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/news_downeast/4978
Author(s):
Miles, Kathryn; Spinski, Tristan, Photographer
Tags:
University of Maine Farmington; Sponsorship; Homeland Security Investigations; Maine Attorney General's Human Trafficking Work Group; The Long Distance; YouTube; Summit in Human Trafficking; Duma Runners Club; Maine Marathon; Annalisa Enrile; Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault; International Association of Athletics Federations; Daniella Cameron; Anti-Trafficking Services at Preble Street; Portland; Dan Campbell; Kenya; U.S. Customs and Border Patrol; Phillip Crowell; Not Here Justice in Action Network; Nicole Kosgei; Richard Kandie; Rael Murey; Kisii; Kikuyu; Kalenjin; Tribal Prejudice; Alicia Peters; Responding to Human Trafficking; Daniel Andrea Sager; Slavery; Exploitation; Bridgette Carr; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Annalisa Enrile,Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
artifact description
A longer article about a high profile competitive Kenyan runner, Moninda Marube who now lives in Auburn, Maine while awaiting a decision on a U Visa application. This visa is granted to victims of human trafficking who agree to help prosecute the perpetrators of the crime. A complicated story leads to contradictions, questions and some proof of Marube's allegations of being the victim of labor trafficking at the hand of Coon Rapids, Minnesota running coach William Kosgei.