Families worry as prostitutes move to estates
The evolving times have seen practitioners of the world’s oldest profession change tack to retain their client base in a move that has put the country’s moral fibre to the test.
While it is still common to see commercial sex workers braving the cold nights to solicit clients on the streets, some have taken prostitution to the suburbs where they either rent houses and get customers on the internet, or use barbershops and massage parlours as a cover for their businesses.
And business is booming, if a week-long patrol of some of Kenya’s populous towns and neighbourhoods by the Nation is anything to go by. On the internet, some websites purport to offer escort services — men or women who pose as dates — while in reality they are a one-stop shop for prostitution.
All the websites we visited are open to anyone with a phone or computer with internet connection. This means that anyone of any age, even minors, can easily access the websites and their vast database of service providers.
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