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Fifty suspected gays arrested in Thika

07 August 2013, 18:32 Wangui Joseph

About 50 young men are held at Thika police station after they were arrested on suspicion that they are male sex workers operating in Thika town.

Area police boss Paul Letting said the suspects who are mainly college students were arrested during a police patrol within the town on Tuesday night.

The officers were responding to numerous complaints against the illicit affair lodged by the business community.

He attributed increase of homosexuality in the town to the recent registration of a Homosexual Movement which has quite active members from the region.

He observed that increment in prostitution of both genders could be due to the just concluded construction of the Thika Superhighway.

The new path has opened up Thika town and its environs with all manners of business activities gaining ground in the region.  

The police chief added that his officers are on the ground working with members of the public to benefit all, enhance security and eradicate all illegal activities in the town.

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