We lost Sh20 Million during Election period - Sex workers announce
Speaking to one of the local dailies, Director of BHEP Peninah Mwangi said that unlike June and July where the girls made a killing due to the cold season, the ten-day election break this August saw work for the night girls scarce and Sh20 million that they could have earned during the period was lost.
"Most sex workers had enjoyed fruitful times, especially in June and July being the cold months when clients look for warmth...Business was not good for the girls for around ten days during the period, since there was minimal movement and some of them live away from the city center where clients flock. In fact, it is regrettable that during the period, more than Sh20 million that they would have earned was lost, " she said.
Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world and sex workers are said to make millions a month as it is high paying.
Peninah says that sex working is finally picking up again and the girls are ready to console elections losers and celebrate with the winners, “Business has picked well and the city is safe for business; the girls are ready to console those who lost during the elections and celebrate with winners.”
In Nairobi, some of the hotspots for prostitutes include Hurlingham, Ngara and Kenyatta Avenue in the CBD.
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