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Mombasa Sex Workers Blacklist Boda Boda Operators over Forest Road Incident

Sex workers from Mombasa county have condemned Boda Boda operators over the sexual harassment incident along Wangari Maathai Road in Parklands, Nairobi. 

Following the incident, the sex workers stated that they will not offer services to Boda Boda operators for the next one week. 

Nkoko Injuu Africa Executive Director Maryline Laini said sex workers who will offer services to Boda Boda operators will be deregistered. 

“These people are our clients, but from today, no registered sex worker will offer sexual services to any bodaboda rider in this region. If a member is found with a bodaboda client within the period, she will be deregistered,” Laini said.  

Laini explained that denying Boda Boda operators their services is a way of demanding justice for sexual assault victims. 

“We know this is where we get our basic needs and fend for our families but we are ready to go hungry for this type of violence to come to an end,” he said. 

Nkoko Injuu Africa Executive Director Maryline Lainifl explained that denying Boda Boda operators their services is a way of demanding justice for sexual assault victims PHOTO/COURTESY

In a video widely shared on social media, the motorist is heard screaming as some men attempted to strip her naked ripping off her clothes in the process. 

At the same time, another man tried to force her out of the vehicle but fortunately, her seat belt was still latched on.

Police issued a statement, affirming that they had identified the perpetrators and would take stern action against them.

“The matter is under active investigations. We have since identified some of the perpetrators and they will be presented before a court of law upon completion of investigations,” read the statement. 

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