A middle-aged commercial sex worker shocked Hot96 FM listeners on Tuesday (February 26), when she said she would allow her 19-year-old daughter ply the illegal trade should she express an interest.
Speaking on the Hot Drive show hosted by Patrick Igunza and Anita Raey from 3pm to 7pm every Monday to Friday, Ciku said she lives “comfortably” and her college-going daughter “doesn’t need to rely on HELB money” for school fees and upkeep.
“Should my daughter graduate and fail to secure formal employment, I don’t see anything wrong in guiding her toward my job path. You and I know that the employment situation in Kenya isn’t promising; and, it shows no signs of looking up,” Ciku told the shocked hosts.
The sex worker is “proud” of her achievements, saying all her three children are schooling in good institutions, courtesy of her job.
“My first born child aged 19, a girl, doesn’t need to rely on HELB for fees and upkeep. I can comfortably pay for her education. Furthermore, I live in a good estate. My other two children, who are younger, go to private schools,” said Ciku.
According to her, her 15 years of experience have enabled her to master the “art”, allowing her to easily get quick money and position herself strategically.
‘BOYFRIEND HAS NO PROBLEM WITH MY WORK’
Ciku says she is dating and that her boyfriend is “fully aware” of her “hustle”, much to the shock of the hosts.
“He is okay with what I do,” said Ciku.
The sex worker further stated she would raise hell if she realises that her partner is cheating on her.
“He is not allowed to stray. I am not cheating on him; I am simply at work. From the proceeds of that job, I pay my bills. He is fully informed of what I do, and he still decided to be with me. If he sleeps with other women, I shouldn’t find out,” said Ciku.
The mother-of-three says she would retire “once I get married”.
“I am getting married soon, and I will invite all of you [radio hosts and listeners] to my wedding,” she said.
The sex worker also shared the plight they are subjected to in their line of work.
“We are exposed to a lot of diseases, but when we go to hospitals and explain our [medical] problems, the doctors and nurses in the public hospitals end up mocking us, asking for our sex partners yet they know we come into contact with several, whom we can’t drag to the health centers. We, therefore, end up not being treated in some instances,” said Ciku.
The sex worker cites stigmatisation as another key challenge that they face.
“People don’t believe that sex workers can be sexually violated, yet it happens. My friends have been killed and raped. When we report to the police, we get turned away. As a result of such stigmatisation, some do turn to drugs to relieve the stress, and you know the amount of destruction drugs cause,” she said.