Naivasha’s red light comes alive with age-old trade

Rally fan follows action at Kedong stage

A rally fan smiles follows Day 1 action through his binoculars at Kedong stage in Naivasha during World Rally Championships Safari Rally on June 24, 2022.

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • A walk into the back streets of Naivasha, where the older generation of commercial sex workers have been confined into by their fresh-faced competitors, are back to life
  • The new generation, banking on their youngish looks, appear unworried and hubristic
  • A driver who is lodging at one of the back alleys talked of a bold lot that is not shying to haggle for pricing with targeted clientele


The red light streets of Naivasha are actually red-literally.

Talk about seizing the moment and the actors in the age-old industry -that existed even during Biblical times - are strategically placed.

A walk into the back streets of Naivasha, where the older generation of commercial sex workers have been confined into by their fresh-faced competitors, are back to life.

The new generation, banking on their youngish looks, appear unworried and hubristic.

Being skimpy will definitely be an allure, and they know it.

Every trader in Naivasha wants to make a kill during the World Rally Championship (WRC) event and would they not want to be part of the cast?

A driver who is lodging at one of the back alleys talked of a bold lot that is not shying to haggle for pricing with targeted clientele.

“They will approach a potential customer and speak their mind. Woe unto you if you are faint-hearted. You will fall for the line, hook and sinker,” said the tour driver.

As the vehicle pulled up, they appeared, hoping for a chance to walk away with the prize trophy. They were unlucky on the day.

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