Sex workers improvise trade to beat pandemic

Commercial sex workers waiting for potential clients along Wood Avenue in Kilimani, Nairobi last January. Their Tana River County counterparts have improvised lucrative ways to survive during the pandemic.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In Tana River County, the commercial sex workers have incorporated housekeeping in their business.
  • Apart from the core business, they now also wash clothes, cook and offer massage services in clients’ houses.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on almost every sector of the economy. Commercial sex workers too, have been pushed to the wall.


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