Sex workers from Mombasa County have now resumed business following the expiry of a one-week ban on bodaboda operators that came to force when the ladies joined Kenyans in condemning acts of sexual violence meted on a female motorist in Nairobi two weeks ago.
This development has been confirmed by Maryline Laini, the Executive Director of Nkoko Injuu Africa, a CBO that champions the rights of sex workers in the county.
“We held a series of meetings among us and decided to end the ban on the bodaboda operators because the government crackdown has also been lifted,” she said.
Laini also noted that sex workers had also expressed fear of losing some of their major clients due to the continued ban.
During the one week, they declined to offer sexual services to bodaboda riders and stopped using the vessels as means of transport.
Mombasa has over 10,000 registered sex workers.