PROSTITUTION BUSINESS IN KISII INCUR LOSSES
Many commercial sex workers have been forced to rethink trade as client base shrinks due to the curfew.
The 7pm to 4am curfew in Nyanza region and some other few places in Kenya has pushed businessmen to desperation, others going to extremes in order to make a living and support themselves, the prostitution business in Kisii town is no exemption as well.
Commercial sex workers arrested due to curfew violation.Photo credit:twitter
Many commercial sex workers have been forced to rethink trade as client base shrinks due to the curfew. Many have been forced to engage themselves in other businesses, such as selling masks so as to support their families.
Sex workers seek plans from mostly night clubs which have limited time to operate and are shut by 7pm, in a move by the ministry of health to slow down the spread of Covid-19.
The measures have curtailed the ability of sex workers to engage in street based sex work at night not forgetting the obvious threat of arrest by the police for curfew violation.
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In an interview with one of them she said that in a good day she used to take home at least Ksh.4,000 to Ksh.7,000 a night. But with the covid-19 restrictions she can hardly get Ksh.500 per day. She adds that they face health risks as no one provides them with sanitizers and masks yet their trade puts them on a higher risk to contract the virus.
She goes on to admit that they have limited time to visit health care centres for check-up considering they are left with no choice but to ply their trade in broad daylight therefore remaining with little time to engage in other necessary activities.
Their prayer is that the Government to be considerate to them and ease the curfew hours for them to be able to make a living in order to support themselves and their families before things turn to the worst.