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Hairdressers now want govt to ban ‘sex salons’ operating in city

Hairdressers and barbers have called on the government to ban brothels in the capital city that operate under the guise of massage parlours.

According to the Hairdressers, Barbers and Beauty Association (Habeba), sex workers have invaded the beauty industry by masquerading as beauticians.

They lure unsuspecting clients who visit salons, massage parlours and spas in neighbouhoods across teh city.

According to the association, the encroaching massage parlours are pushing away genuine establishments from high end and middle income neighbourhoods in the city.

“They dress seductively to confuse clients, during massage sessions they touch and stroke client’s genitals. Once they are aroused, they offer sex at a fee,” Habeba chairman Boniface Wainaina told Nairobi News.

According to Mr Wainaina, he estimates that over 50 per cent of massage parlours, spas and salons in Nairobi, especially in Hurlingham, Westlands and the city centre, are disguised brothels.

“On average, a massage should cost Sh3,000, but you find others charging as little as Sh1,000 but secretly selling sex,” said Mr Wainaina.