Atheists in Kenya Atheists In Kenya (AIK) challenge commercial sex ban; call it retrogressive

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This is after a motion to ban commercial sex work in Kenya was passed on Friday December 1.

play Atheists in Kenya Chairman Harrison Mumia (Daily Nation)

Atheists In Kenya (AIK) have threatened to protest a commercial sex ban presented by Nairobi MCAs earlier on this week.

The motion that was passed on Friday December 1, sought to ban commercial sex work within Nairobi County with the MCAs raising concerns of the increased rate of sex work in the city.

According to the AIK they argued that the motion is retrogressive, unconstitutional, illegal and untenable.

In a letter written by AIK Chairman Harrison Mumia, addressed to the Council of Governors Chairman Josphat Nanok and Copied to the Attorney General, called on the MCAs to meet their demands and withdraw the motion failure to which would lead to a protest.

play Atheists in Kenya Chairman Harrison Mumia (Daily Nation)

 

Mumia argued that banning sex work within the city is not going to help stop the trade from going on thus the need to embrace and contain it.

"Instead of banning prostitution the county should pass enabling legislation to facilitate running of brothels," Mumia was quoted by The Star.

Read the full press statement here:

 

The Nairobi County has been given a 14 day ultimatum to meet the AIKs demands.

A debate of whether to pass the law or not is set to take place on Tuesday December 5.

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