Traders in Kisii town have protested over what they claim is underage girls who have invaded a street at St Jude building to operate as commercial sex workers.

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The traders speaking on Saturday outside the building lamented that young girls queue the street in between St Jude building and Tuskys Chigware Kisii branch as early as 6 pm every day. 

"Underage girls have turned themselves to be commercial sex workers. As early as 6 pm you will find them dressed skimpily waiting for men to hire them for sex," said Monica Nyabonyi, a trader who sells cereals.

Another trader Elvis Onsombi expressed concerns that cases of HIV/Aids infection will be high among the young girls because they have opted to work as sex workers. 

He called on the area police commander Martin Kibet to order police officers to camp at the street and flush out the young girls. 

"It seems parents have failed to take care of their young girls, let police officers intervene and save the lives of the young girls," said Onsombi.

Kisii commander Martin Kibet, however, pledged to address the complaints from the traders with urgency.

"I confirm receipt of the complaints from traders about young girls engaging in the sex trade. I will instruct police officers to keep off the girls from the street which has been turned to be a sex den," said Kibet.