The history of sex workers in Kenya
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- Poverty leading to prostitution
- By Njoki Karuoya, The Nation (Nairobi), 18
December 1999. Poverty has lent impetus to the sex trade and
despite the threat of AIDS. Many women in Majengo are
commercial sex workers and got into prostitution because of
poverty. Most commercial sex workers express a fervent
desire to leave the profession.
- Prostitutes the Losers in AIDS Vaccine
- By Kwamchetsi Makokha, The Nation (Nairobi),
20 October 2000. Prostitutes are nowadays called commercial
or survival sex workers, despite a prudish, religious and
extremely moralistic society. Calls to register and tax
prostitutes have been roundly dismissed on the basis of
fears that it would encourage flesh peddling.