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Sex workers join police in the fight against crime

11 May 2015, 09:15 Joseph Njung'eh

Thika - Over 100 commercial sex workers operating within Thika Central Business District and its environs held a special meeting with the security apparatus in the area where they agreed to help unearth criminal elements operating in their areas of trade.

In a meeting held at the SASA center, the women met with Deputy Administration Police boss, Dismus Kimathi and his patrol officers where they discussed the possibility of involving them in identifying criminals.

According to the sex workers spokesman, Barrack Ondiek, the meeting was meant to create a working agreement between the Police and sex workers, geared towards reducing harassment by the security personnel.

Barrack said they agreed to support the security personnel in flashing out criminals operating in their areas of operation and in exchange, police on patrol will cease harassing them unnecessarily.

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The sex workers who had gathered under WAPATE initiative, an organization aimed at reforming prostitutes and giving them an alternative way of earning a living, called for humane treatment from the law enforcement officers and promised to co-operate in giving out information that will lead to eradication of crime within the town.

The Chairlady of WAPATE initiative, Esther Mueni explained that all the twilight girls in the area had already registered with the initiative.

She revealed that the initiative has facilitated the reformation of over 50 sex workers in the last two years, and have identified alternative businesses for them in addition to uniting them with their family members.

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