Sex workers stationed along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi, on Saturday, held a fundraiser for their colleague who reported to ‘work’ with her child.
According to those who were present at the scene, the young woman claimed harsh living conditions forced her to go with her baby since she had nobody to leave it with.
She lamented that her life had become unbearable since she can barely get any clients.
“The house help left without notice after I failed to pay her for two months. I don’t have money and I need to feed my child and my other two children who are upcountry living with my mother,” she stated.
Her colleagues contributed a sum of Sh700 to the lady, which she gladly received as she badly needed to buy food.
The sex workers decried the rising cost of living and the difficult times in businesses.
“Majority of us are at risk of contracting diseases such as pneumonia due to cold and poor nutrition,” a call girl expressed in regret.
Adding: “As low business affects other sectors, we are also hard hit. We will have to shift and go back upcountry to do farming. There’s totally no business here.”
Despite health and harassment risks, many engage in prostitution because of poverty, joblessness and few by choice.
Across the country, more than 200,000 workers operate in the sex business.
Nairobi alone has more than 40,000 sex workers.
But in recent years, demand for street workers has fallen, prostitution business is gradually moving to a new frontier—the internet.
You can find a date through an app or a website. Or she can find you.
Pity the old-fashioned sex workers, who don’t know how to make the best of their smartphones or God-given gifts.
Or are too unimaginative to figure out how to shift their services online.
Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.