Over the recent months, prostitution in Nairobi’s residential areas has been sharply rising.
Estates in Eastlands and Thika road have been the most affected with new vice.
Shockingly, it has now emerged that leafy suburbs in Nairobi are experiencing the same vice.
According to Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations boss Henry Ochieng, prostitution in Nairobi’s upmarket estate Hurlighum has been on the rise following complaints from residents.
In an interview with a local daily, Ochieng said that Eastlands, mainly Umoja, Kayole, Ngara and Dandora were the most notorious estates.
“Residents from various estates have raised concerns regarding this problem. The most affected areas include Eastlands, mainly Umoja, Kayole, Ngara and Dandora. In upmarket neighborhoods, Hurlingham is notorious,” he said.
It is believed that the women use bars as the best magnet of attracting their male clients, while others hide in dark pavement wearing revealing dresses.
“Our charges normally depend on various factors. Like when it rains, we hike our price because such weather will keep most people in their houses. Normally we charge between Sh150 and Sh200, but sometimes it could go lower or higher depending on the customer,” one of the woman said.