By TIMOTHY MBAYA
Cane farmers across the country have started receiving their pay following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta sometime in January.
Migori News is aware that some farmers have already gotten their long awaited dues while some farmers are still waiting on the money to be wired to their bank accounts.
But it is a double bundle of joy for the said farmers in Awendo town, in Migori County after the town saw an influx of ladies believed to be commercial sex workers.
The number of individuals trooping into entertainment joints has also tripled over the last week signaling better economic times for the town that has been scheduled for an upgrade by the World Bank.
The red street girls are believed to have traveled from neighbouring Kisii and Homa-Bay Counties with some suspected to have traveled from Tanzania and Uganda.
But the Cane Farmers Association has advised farmers to use their funds well to impact their lives positively.
Awendo farmers chairman Argwins Otieno warned farmers to not fall prey to the ‘visitors’ as they were out to milk them dry.
“Since last week, we have experienced an influx of neatly dressed women, some with fine Swahili accent while others only speak English, an indication that they are from neighbouring countries,” he said.
He added: ” I’m sounding a warning to all the farmers to be careful with their hard earned money because we have experienced instances in the past where farmers are tricked and all their money was stolen.”
But a section of businessmen in the town are optimistic that the influx of the ladies is an economic booster as they will influence spending activities.
“This is a business booster and we have no problem with the sex workers, all we require is proper security because we may incur a lot of damages if the situation is not contained,” George Ogal said.