Fish for sex hits Gwassi in Kenya
Fish for sex in Nyandiwa trading centre along the shores of Lake Victoria has contributed to a higher rate of HIV infection making Suba district the leading in Nyanza region. When one looks at fish he or she sees food, but to communities around the Nyandiwa landing site, fish is 'sex and money,' because one has to exchange sex for fish.
“Having money is not enough, but we have to sleep with these fishermen to get fish”, said Jane Adhiambo a widow and a mother of three who earns a living through sell of fish.
According to statistics, Nyanza region leads in HIV prevalence in the country by 13% against 6. 1% nationally. However, Gwassi division alone is leading by 35% meaning out of every 100 people, 35 might be infected.