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Why commercial sex workers are trooping to Eldoret

Hundreds of twilight women have invaded Eldoret town to cash in on the harvest season when most farmers tend to get overly generous with their earnings.

The arrival of these twilight girls is now a source of concern for many married women in the town who fear that their husbands will lose all their cash for sexual pleasure.

“We got a huge harvest and my husband cheated me that he had used all the wheat proceeds to buy land but when I insisted on having a look at the purchase documents he turned violent and threatened to discipline me for questioning him,” said Jemima Jepkoech, one of the women who are concerned by the influx of prostitutes in the town.

“I really suspected that he must have lavishly spent the money on prostitutes in town,” she continued.

Ms Jepkoech added that she has been actively involved in planting, weeding and harvesting of wheat and maize but her husband has selfishly squandered the entire amount on commercial sex workers in just a week.

“I am strongly against the sex workers as their aim is only to drain our husbands’ pockets and bank accounts,” said Peninah Rono, another housewife.

However, some of the men, majority who are farmers, have warmly welcomed the arrival of the commercial sex workers in the town.


“What is the problem if we spend our hard-earned cash on these beautiful women who are ready to obey us,” said Mr Peter Kiplimo from Moiben area.

The twilight women are very much aware that it is the harvest season and also that the farmers need to spend their earnings mostly from wheat and maize farming.

One of the twilight girls who has come all the way from Mtwapa in Mombasa County said that men in Eldoret town are generous and gentle.

“One thing I like with Eldoret is that men here are very generous and gentle. They can even give you more money than you had asked for,” she told the Nairobi News.

However, Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Hassan has warned residents to cautious with these commercial sex workers and report any cases of crime to the police.

“It takes two to tango and we are telling not only farmers but also businessmen to be cautious with these women who are out to con them of their hard-earned money in the name of pleasure,” said Mr Hassan.

He also put the twilight women on notice that they would be arrested if any case of crime is reported and urged residents to develop their lives instead of wasting their money on pleasure.