Prostitution in Nairobi

Government must tame prostitution in residential areas

Prostitution is said to be the oldest trade as it can be traced back to the bible many years ago. However, the business keeps on rebranding to satisfy the needs of its prospects.

Koinange Street in Nairobi Central District was known to be a hot spot of the business. Ladies could lineup along this street at night preying for potential clients. The business that used to take place at night, is being transacted in day broad light.

Today you might confuse commercial sex workers with hawkers in Nairobi streets. The street ladies dressed in skimpy dresses flaunting their thighs light up the congested Nairobi streets with an aim of luring clients.

Though the business is illegal in Kenya, commercial sex workers seem not to be worried by law enforcers. The common streets for the illegal trade are Latema and River Road.

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Prostitution in Estates

Prostitution seems to be devolved from the CBD to residential areas within the city. It can also be viewed as a move to discover and explore and explore new market opportunities, by commercial sex workers. The trade is booming in both the rich suburbs and Eastlands area.

Kilimani Commercial sex workers

Wood Avenue along Kilimani estate has been put on the spot as the center of the lucrative business. The estate hosts a number of massages and barbershops but as the sun sets beyond the beautiful apartments commercial sex workers start lining up along the road.

Prostitution in Eastlands

Prostitution in Eastland area has been on the rise which can be attributed to high poverty level in the area. Dandoraa, Kayole, and Pipeline have been supplying prostitutes to brothels in downtown Nairobi but now they are servicing clients directly from the estates.

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Government should tame this business from spreading further in the estates. What morals will we be impacting to our children when they see this trade taking place. Our male children will find it okay to pay cash in order to satisfy their needs. Our young girls will find it easy to sell their bodies in order to make extra cash.


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