Via Uhondo News, Teddy Munene
At around 4pm on Tuesday, residents of an apartment in Ruaka received distress calls from kin in the houses. The message was clear. There was a police operation at the property and no one seemed to know what it was all about.
After about four hours, skimpily dressed girls, most of them underage were led to the elevator, down the seven floors and into police vehicles. For close to a year, the house was being used as a brothel by the proprietors.
Among the teenage girls rescued yesterday by police was a student who had disappeared from a secondary school two months ago. Investigators have linked the sex den to a group of prominent personalities, one of whom is a former Cabinet Secretary.
Investigations reveal that the girl, a Form Two student at a school in Kiambu, was recruited to the trade by a friend who lured her with the promise of making money.
The girl escaped from school in last month and was led to the apartment where she was promised Ksh. 10,000 every day. Her official job title was masseuse.
Unknown to her, she was taken to the apartment in Ruaka where she was introduced to prostitution. Initially, she received between Ksh. 5,000 and Ksh. 10,000 a day for her services.
However, two weeks later the contract was revised and she received 25 per cent of the payment while 75 per cent was pocketed by the operators.
This was done despite protests from some girls who were opposed to the review of the contract. The recruiters have a bias for light-skinned and slim girls, with their target being secondary schools.
She told the investigators that during her stay in the house, she would entertain close to 10 men a day. At times she visited the homes of her clients for a night of pleasure.
The employer would provide transport using a personal car which also operates as a taxi to ferry her to the client’s place of choice and back to the house.
The employer also provided lots of food and alcoholic drinks of their choice to keep the workers happy at their discreet location.