Yesterday sex workers marked the international day on ending violence against prostitutes in the streets of Nairobi. The sex workers had one message to the government to offer them protection and recognition as laborers.
While addressing sex workers, Kenya Sex Workers Alliance were hard on police officers who have been harassing sex workers and even molesting them at the police stations. The alliance also condemned the Uganda government for their harsh laws against homosexuals.
African Sex Workers Alliance regional coordinator Doughtie Ogutu, urged the government to protect the sex workers and also recognize them as laborers since they are ready to pay taxes.
She further condemned the killing of four sex workers in Thika a while back, the case has never been followed up and she accused police of laxity. She said the constant harassment by police as inhumane and unconstitutional.
Ogutu further added that the sex workers are highly committed to the fight against HIV/Aids in the society.