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Petty offences have serious consequences for ordinary Kenyans

What do 'disorderly' and 'indecent'? And why should they be ascribed only to sex workers?

In Summary

• Is it necessarily a bad thing to be able to control soliciting by prostitutes? Should people have to abide prostitutes calling to them in the street?

• Some by-laws are arguably unconstitutional. Is it right to include 'idling' as a nuisance? Nuisance means it affects other people but how does idle sitting affect others.

MP David Gikaria attracted attention for his Bill published early this month. Headlines said things like “Moves Bill to Parliament Seeking Legalisation of Sex Work”.

THE Law..