However, the fact is that after dark, every street in Nairobi becomes a den of prostitution.

Those who know where to look can find a woman or a man willing to have sex for money.

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As it turns out, many women who have succeeded in Kenya’s corporate sector find themselves single.

Often, these women are willing to engage in relationships with younger men in exchange for providing cash and jobs.

Maternity hospitals in Kenya are also recording an increase in inter-racial babies born to unmarried mothers.

There is strong evidence that the sex trade is contributing to human trafficking.

Many of the girls are highly educated college graduates who turn to stripping for lack of employment.

A monthly take-home pay of about Kshs20,000 a month (US2) is very tempting in a poverty-stricken economy such as Kenya’s.

At Kenya’s coast, there are cases of married men getting involved with female tourists for money with the full knowledge of their own wives.

So brazen has the sex industry become that recruitment is done openly through newspaper classifieds and websites.

The sex industry in Kenya is playing a greater role in the economy as a lack of jobs pushes youths into the vice. w=300" data-large-file="https://nairobichronicle.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/dt51aa.jpg? w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / A cursory survey by the Nairobi Chronicle reveals that a significant number of young women in Kenya earn their living by engaging in relationships with executives, diplomats, senior security officers as well as tourists.

Interestingly enough, the trade is not growing in the familiar sense of twilight girls but assuming legitimacy through massage parlours, e-commerce websites, tourism, strip clubs and international dating. " data-medium-file="https://nairobichronicle.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/dt51aa.jpg? The relationships usually involve the lavishing of gifts, housing, cars and cash in exchange for sex.

And then there’s the hidden face of prostitution: international dating.