As Kisii county strive to implement a 24-hour economy, an abnormal increase of sex workers as been witnessed over the last few days.
What’s more shocking however, is that most of them are underage girls who have closed school for the April holiday hoping to get a piece of the pie.
According to reports most of the teenagers are from the neighboring counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya, Migori and Nyamira counties.
The young girls charge between Sh50 and Sh1,000 per person depending on location.
Some of the sex workers have been sighted boldly beckoning to potential clients as early as before 5pm.
Kisii County Commissioner Godfrey Kigochi has blamed parents for abandoning their responsibility of monitoring the movements of their children, especially during school holidays.
“Honestly parents have failed in their responsibilities. It will be very difficult for us to monitor each household to determine which girl has moved out during the night” he said.
Mr Fred Nunda, the county boda boda chairman, has cautioned the motorcycle operators on the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases due to the increased number of sex workers in the town.
Mr Nunda said riders who work late night are the most vulnerable.
The sex workers’ hot spots include Gusii plaza street, Kagwanchi, Capital round about, Kisii Referral Hospital roundabout and along the main stage.