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Johns who said is considering retiring from the trade, claims to be a staunch Christian of the Baptist faith and does not miss church service and other programmes while in full sex practice.

Recounting her foray into the world's oldest profession in 1984, Johns, who said she had to sell herself to take care of her children after her husband left her, said:

“I got married at 16, but after some time in marriage, my husband started neglecting us after I gave birth to five children.

When my husband left me, I became a barmaid in Musoma, Tanzania, before relocating to Nairobi where I joined some women along Digo Road where we would wait for clients day and night and charged Sh5 for our services.

The price remained the same for more than five years until it rose to Sh50 and finally over Sh100 in early 2000s, depending on the location.

On a good day then, I could sleep with up to 40 men but on a bad day, I had between five and 10 men. In all, I think I have slept with more than 5,000 men in my career.

Many things have changed in the last 30 years as nowadays, I see young girls joining us here and within days, they would be driving their own vehicles or running businesses.

Unfortunately, some of them steal from customers. They make quick money and invest well, but compared to years back, they are now too extreme even in their dressing. We used to dress nicely without exposing our breasts or butts to attract men.”

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"Nowadays, we depend on long-term customers. In fact, I had started a small business after getting Sh70,000 loan from a local bank, but fire razed down my house and shop in March.

Even my baptismal card and other documents were burnt. That and other problems pushed me back to the business.”