Prostitutes in Kenya have threatened to hold a mega demonstration on Thursday, July 8 2021 against the sitting government over the lack of Condoms in public health facilities.
The s3x workers have officially written to Nkoko Injuu Africa, a CBO that champions the rights of sex workers in the Coast region, and according to them, they are very worried about the shortage in condoms in the country because they are at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Whiles speaking with the media, the group’s Executive Director, Maryline Lain said;
If nothing changes by the end of tomorrow, we are moving to the streets. Condoms are being distributed by the government for free, but why don’t we get them? We need those answers.
We have held a series of meetings with the relevant offices but as we speak they have not been providing us with condoms and as you are aware using condoms properly and consistently reduces risk of contracting HIV.
However, the National Aids Control council Coast Coordinator, Omari Mwanjuma have reacted to this issue and assured the s3x workers that the government is working on importing more condoms into the country as soon as possible.