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Should prostitution be legalized in Nairobi...?

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Nairobi Mayor George Aladwa announced Sunday that the council will continue carrying out a crackdown on prostitutes as it awaits recommendations of a committee formed on Friday to look into their grievances.

Aladwa said the committee looking into grievances of the commercial sex workers has two weeks to submit its report which will inform the council on ways of handling the matter.“As we await the recommendations of this team, we will continue arresting them so that they can face the law. What they are doing is illegal,” Aladwa said adding “we will not arrest twilight girls alone, we are going to arrest even their clients from now.”

On Friday, the mayor had announced that among the measures the council was likely to take was designating red light zones for the commercial sex workers to ply their trade.“I did not say we are going to legalise prostitution; I just gave a proposal but the report by the team is very critical and that is what we are awaiting before we make a decision because these commercial sex workers have been complaining of harassment by our officers,” he told journalists during a press conference in his office.Aladwa said some of the people criticising his remarks are beneficiaries of the sex trade in Nairobi.“You have seen a lot of people coming out to castigate my remarks, we know some of them are beneficiaries of these businesses and that is why they are shouting the loudest,” he said, without naming anyone...Click here