Kirinyaga residents demand more condoms from government ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 12:25 | < 1 min read
Commercial sex workers [PHOTO | FILE]

Residents of Ngurubani ward, Kirinyaga county have asked the county government to supply them with more condoms ahead of the Wednesday, October 20 Mashujaa day celebrations. 

Speaking to the media on Friday, October 15, the residents claimed that there is an influx of commercial sex workers in the area, warning that their presence might lead to a rise in sexually transmitted infections in the county.

A number of the sex workers who spoke to the press said business was at its peak in Kirinyaga ahead of the Mashujaa day celebrations that will be held in the area. 

“Because Kirinyaga will be hosting Mashujaa day celebrations, we request the Deputy Governor to distribute condoms for safe sex,” one of the commercial sex workers said. 

The sex workers further asked the county government to support their business the same way Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are supported. 

“The number of customers increases by night. Ngurubani is the new Nairobi,” one of the sex workers said. 

The demand for more condoms by residents of Kirinyaga county came after the National celebrations Committee expressed satisfaction with the ongoing Mashujaa Day Celebrations preparation both in Mwea and Kerugoya towns of Kirinyaga county. 

Led by its Chairman, Dr Karanja Kibicho, the committee said that the preparations have surpassed 90 per cent in all areas earmarked to celebrate the event at Kirinyaga county. 

On Wednesday, Dr Kibicho who is also the Interior principal secretary said that the preparations have now entered the final phase with Wang’uru stadium complete by 95 per cent and beautification and infrastructural renovation in Kerugoya mini-state lodge complete by around 98 per cent.