Online Prostitution on the rise in Kenya
Sex workers in Kenya seems to be changing tack abandoning the streets for online prostitution which is on the rise.
Dating’ apps have made it easy for sex workers and customers to find each other. Major streets in Nairobi known for prostitutions are now empty as traders change their area of operations.
Telegram is another platform that has offered a softlanding to commercial sex workers. Prostitutes have taken advantage of Telgram flawed policy to create channels where they communicate with their clients. They use the platform to sell nudes and sex tapes to sexualy starved men at a negatiable fee.
Escort websites are mushrooming in Kenya, the government can take advantage and impose digital tax on them. These sites has seen male prostitutes joining the business that is dominated by women. Sex workers have to pay between Ksh 2000- 5000 to have their profiles updated on the site. The platform allows sex workers to add their phone contacts and specify the services they offer.
Common escorts sites in Kenya includes Nairobi Escorts, Nairobi Raha Girls, Nairobi Nights and Nairobi XXX among others. Harsh economic times has pushed more Kenyan into the business with university students perceived to have dorminated the industry.
Online prostitution has led to the collapse of infamous Koinange street which was known to be the hub of the oldest trade. The online trade has made the business lucrative and also saved sex workers from the hustle of chasing after clients and cold streets.
Prostitution is regarded one of the ancient trade on earth as it can be traced back to the bible.Rahab is mentioned in the old testament to be among the first women to participate in prostitution.