Othaya prostitutes up in arms over intrusion of ‘foreign’ prostitutes ahead of tea bonus

There’s a simmering row between two rival “slay queen” groups in Othaya, Nyeri County following the nearing release of tea bonuses for farmers in the area.

The commercial sex workers are against the entry of what they call as “outsiders” into their territory ahead of the annual tea bonus due this week.

The bonus, a goldmine for tea farmers has attracted commercial sex workers from different parts of the country and as far as Mombasa and Eldoret.

According to Classic 105, most bars and lodgings are full to the brim.

The sight of new visitors referred to as “tourists” cannot go unnoticed as their skimpily dressed bodies have sent tongues wagging in the pubs.

A ‘bona-fide’ Othaya sex worker who sought anonymity said they are at pains with their new competitors.

“Why do they come here only when there is a bonus? They should let those of us who have hustled all year to work in peace,” she explained.

She added that men from the area are likely to turn a blind eye on them and go for the visitors all in the name of changing their “diet”.

The Othaya slay queens have booked most of the hotels rooms in a bid to lockout their competitors.

Though prostitution is illegal in Kenya, area police boss Joseph Mwika has told the commercial sex workers to lodge their reservations with police.