The completion of the Eastleigh Royal Air Force Base also transformed the area and brought about the integration of Malaya and Watembezi prostitutes, as the area developed into a business hub.
After the War, in 1947, the Italian prisoners of war became targeted clients and brothels started emerging.
And now in the current digital era, prostitutes around the world, Kenya included, are moving the trade to a new frontier – the internet.
By Everlyne Mosongo The woman is posing in front of a purple backdrop where, on her right, there are the words, “Nairobi Call Girls” with a phone number beneath that for contacting her.
It seems that prostitution in Nairobi was spiralling out of control as, by 1950, prostitutes were moving to the memorial hall in Pumwani after men were banned from going in search of the women.
After Independence, however, prostitution went back to its original home, the streets.
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