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There is no difference with what I had heard on TV and stories told by friends. I then heard one of the prostitutes yell at me I wanted to throw up but I managed to steel my nerves.At noon I walked into a dimly lit parlor along Luthuli Avenue. I was accompanied by my two male colleagues but when we got to the main bar, we split up; ready for the business of the day. Negotiations went on and the man was willing to part with Sh 500 but I refused and told him it was very little.
So I made my way upstairs and secured a place in the smoking zone where I sat all alone worried about what might happen to me if they found out that I wasa journalist on assignment.Though prostitution is not legal in Kenya, the law is rarely enforced and it still takes place even in broad daylight.Brothels in Nairobi operate pretty much like any small business.“Most of the sex workers operating in Thika have been traumatized following the recent killings” noted Peninah.She lamented that sex workers have done no wrong and were just looking for a living just like other Kenyans.Advocates are on the opinion that women in the sex trade do not receive justice when they are wronged or legal protection in cases of violence because of the deep cultural taboo surrounding sex.
Peninah Mwangi the Executive Director of Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Program (BHESP) was at pain with the killings and lead a well organized demonstration to condemn the incidents in Thika.
I went straight to the counter and asked for a soda and secured a place in one of the corners posing as a client. He kept on begging me and this time promised to give me Sh 1,000 but again I refused and he walked away.
This scenario repeated itself several times with men offering to pay between 250 – 500 shillings but I refused.
“Wambui’s body was found naked and the neck broken,” Njeru says.
She was the eighth prostitute murdered in Thika this year.
People came there to smoke with their ‘husbands’ and what I could hear was but that didn’t kill my spirit.