Sex Workers exploit Museveni-Bobi Wine's rivalry to make a killing

Sex workers are cashing in on Museveni-Bobi Wine’s rivalry

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Sex Workers exploit Museveni-Bobi Wine’s rivalry

As the Ugandan election date draws near the race is shaping to be a two horse race with the main contestants being incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and musician turned political Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known by his stage name – Bobi Wine.

Its not a secret that President Museveni and Bobi Wine’s fanatical supporters don’t see eye to eye. Clad in their respective yellow and red colours the  supporters usually clash and exchange blows whenever their paths cross. This rivalry has given rise to different groups of people strategically aligning themselves to different camps for different reasons.

Meet crafty sex workers

Sex workers in Uganda haven’t been left behind either and are the currently cashing in on the political rivalry. Sex workers based in western Ugandan town of Rakai have crafted a way to attract both camps to sample their services all while still remaining true to their favorite candidate.

“We realized that if we divided ourselves into two groups, one for Museveni and one pro Bobi Wine we could attract more clients.” Gloria Nanozi, one of the leaders of sex workers in Rakai told Erotic Africa.

The sex workers have split themselves into three groups and positioned themselves in different brothels where supporters of either camp can go and buy sex.

Three brothels in the town have been turned into camps for those who support or pretend to support Bobi Wine, those for Museveni’s camp and the third has been left to be neutral.

”The idea has been worked and well received. Men supporting Bobi Wine are attracted to go and buy sex from sex workers who they believe support their candidate while those who Museveni go to the brothel aligned to their candidate.” said Nanozi.

The sex workers have gone a step further and painted the brothels in the respective party colours. Sex workers supporting Bobi Wine have painted the wall of the building where they operate at red, while those of Museveni have painted theirs with yellow. The third brothel which is for neutral clients has remained with its old white color.

To pull off the whole hoodwink, the sex workers also wear clothes in the colors of the parties they purport to support.

”I am in yellow house which supports Museveni and so we get many ruling party supporters coming here to buy sex. There are those who also come here to ask for our votes and give us some money,” said Silvia Akello a sex worker in the town operating from ruling party supporting brothel.

Winnie Nambozo who operates from Bobi Wine’s leaning brothel says majority of their clients are young men

”Majority of those who come to us are young men. Most youths support Bobi Wine but they don’t have a lot of money so they don’t pay much for our services but the fact that they come in big numbers we end up getting enough.”

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