Vihiga Sex workers want to be listed as essential service providers
Commercial sex workers in Vihiga County wants the government to allow them to operate during the night.
Vihiga sex workers chairperson speaks
Through their chairperson, Janet Minayo popularly known as Take Way, who spoke with Radio Jambo said that the oldest business on earth has been affected by the imposed curfew.
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Miss Minayo noted that since government imposed the night curfew to contain Covid-19, they have lost clients. She pleaded with the clerics say the church should be spared. government to spare them.
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She asked government and well wishers to help them during this hard times. Sex Workers now joins pastors and lawyers who wants tp be listed as essential service providers.
This comes at a time when sex workers in Nairobi are complaining of reduced customers due to upgraded infrastructure in the city. This has forced Governor Mike Sonko to speak about the business in the city center.
Luthuli street in the Nairobi CBD has been renovated and commercial sex workers are not happy. The street which is known to host a number of brothels and prostitutes who line up along the street during the night has reported a drop in business. This because the street has been converted into one way and clients no longer come to seek for services.
According to a local daily, it reported that customers were afraid of picking sex workers because of the less traffic in the street that is now a one way.
Through his official Instagram page, he bashed those opposing renovation of the street on the basis of prostitution business saying Nairobi is not Sodom and Gomorrah.
“Hao wengine wanao complain hapa kwa hii gazeti, wafanye biashara zao kwa ma lodgings and not openly kwa streets. Nairobi hapana Sodom na Gomorrah, we are a God-fearing county,” he said.