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Kisumu County Laws

Municipal by-laws Defunct municipal by-laws across the country that refer to sex work differ according to different regions, and can be very vague, leaving a large amount of discretion for interpretation.These by-laws are utilized by council officers and police officials to arrest sex workers. Part VIII of the Kisumu Municipal Council bylaws provide that a person shall not- (m) molest, solicit or importune any person for the purposes of prostitution or loiter on any street or public a place for such purposes; or (n) willfully and indecently expose his person in view of any street or public place; This law criminalizes prostitution and loitering in public places for such purposes. It also criminalizes indecent exposure in a public place.

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