Wheat farmer loses KES 2.5 million to sex workers
02 September 2015, 15:40
Narok - Police in Narok town have launched investigations into an incident where a wheat farmer was reportedly robbed of KES 2.5 million by commercial sex workers on Monday evening.
County commissioner Arthur Osiya said the sex workers disappeared leaving the farmer regretting the loss of his hard-earned cash.
Osiya said the victim had decided to take a few drinks after the sale of his wheat harvest.
“The farmer entered the bar alone at around 8pm and after taking few beers, he started bragging that he had a lot of money from the sale of wheat. That attracted attention from commercial sex workers who have now invaded the town to reap from wheat farmers. He only woke up the following morning after he was drugged by the twilight girls only to realize that all the proceeds from the wheat harvest had gone,” said Osiya.
He added: “We are on high alert as all types of criminals, conmen, robbers and prostitutes are out to swindle the wheat farmers. We are calling on our farmers to be extra vigilant of such characters,” said Osiya.
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The County Commissioner also raised concern that alcohol abuse rates have gone up due to the high amount of money in circulation saying that some entertainment joints in town where operating outside the stipulated time.
“Night clubs are supposed to be operating from 7pm to 3am as per the law. We will take necessary action against the clubs abusing the law,” cautioned Osiya.
The county commissioner cautioned wheat farmers against carrying huge amounts of money in their pockets during this harvest season.
He urged farmers to deposit their proceeds in their mobile money or bank accounts.
Hundreds of commercial sex workers have flocked the town to prey on wheat farmers who are getting paid from the sale of the crop.
The commercial sex workers come from as far as Uganda, Tanzania, Eldoret, Kericho, Nairobi and Mombasa during the wheat harvesting seasons.
Narok has approximately 80 000 hectares under the crop, making it one of the largest wheat producers in East Africa.
Records from the local branch of Chamber of Commerce and Industry show that more than KES 70 million cash changes hands daily in the town.
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