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Nyeri Street Workers Threatens to Down Their Tools, Complaining About The following Issues

In Kenya, a country where 34 to 42% of the population is poor, according to the World Bank, prostitution becomes a rampant survival strategy, although illegal.

The reports indicate that women who are engaging in street work activities, have always been more vulnerable to violence. The surge in physical attacks and killings of street workers in Kenya since COVID-19 restrictions came into force has sent a chill through the community.

This spike in violence was attributed not only to clients attacking street workers, but also by the police and other community members who blame them for spreading the coronavirus.

Currently, the street workers in the town of Nyeri took to social media platforms to raise their complaints that affect their normal operations in that town.

According to statements which circulates in social media, some are complaining about old women taking over their business, thus raising alarm to new entrepreneurs in this sector.

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