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Commercial Sex Workers demonstrate to protest harassment by authorities and call for protection of their human rights in Nairobi March 6, 2012.  The workers said they were ready to remit taxes to the government as long as they are recognised and their rights protected. JAYNE NGARI

Commercial Sex Workers demonstrate to protest harassment by authorities and call for protection of their human rights in Nairobi March 6, 2012. The workers said they were ready to remit taxes to the government as long as they are recognised and their rights protected. JAYNE NGARI

By AGGREY MUTAMBO amutambo@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted  Tuesday, March 6  2012 at  16:38

Sex workers have said they are ready to remit taxes to the government as long as they are recognised and their rights protected.

The Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA) Tuesday argued that they are in an “industry that controls massive revenue” which would otherwise contribute to the economy of the country if tapped by the taxman.

“There is a lot of revenue in the industry and we are ready to pay our taxes if the government decriminalises sex workers in this country,” said Doughtie Ogutu, one of the KESWA founders.

Their position came just weeks…

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