Prostitution is an act of one having sexual intercourse with another person in exchange of money while peer pressure is the state of oneself being influenced to engage in a certain act.
Most teenagers are the victim as far as prostitution is concerned. They be-friend guys who are already in the act of prostitution. Example is the case of a girl called ‘Sue’, who lives in kawangware. She completed her secondary education in 2011, and she was schooling in western Kenya.
She moved to Nairobi, at a place called kawangware, where her family is situated. She stayed there waiting to join college, so she had nothing to do. She got a friend named ‘Jane,’ who most of the time spent together with her. Jane was a university student, living with her aunt.
Jane led a life of rich people. Surprisingly, she was a slum dweller, how she and her aunt managed to afford such life, still amazes me up to this moment. She was just a student while her aunt was jobless. Sue had a great desire to lead such a life, but all did not go well in their family.
As time went by, Jane introduced sue to one of her richest sugardaddys’ he was old enough to be Jane’s grandfather. Jane confided into sue, she had been having sexual relationship with old men in exchange of money. Sue wanted to be smart as Jane; hence, Jane introduced her to one of them.
With time, Sue became expert in this business and was better even than Jane, not forgetting, it is Jane who introduced her into this business. She got all she needed like wearing expensive clothes and shoes. After few months later, her weight dropped drastically and was always sick .she decided to get tested, her test turned positive. She was also infected with gonorrhea. Although she was treated but it cost her a fortune.
Sue underwent treatment; she was also told that she would never get pregnant because her womb was infected so they had to remove it during surgery. Her parents were really disappointed with her; they had no choice but to assist her.
If only Sue had gotten money to pay with her college, I am pretty sure she would not have indulged herself into this type of behavior or even fall a victim to peer pressure.
It would be of great help if government and other stake holders such as Non Governmental Organizations, (NGO’s) would come up with projects like skills training for those who come from poor families to benefit from the projects they are going to put in place. Thus, we would have prevented many youths from falling prey into peer pressure or even engaging themselves in the world of prostitution.