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Kisii Town at Night: How a 24-hour economy is stimulating economic growth and HIV prevalence

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Kisii Town at night is a paradise with safe avenues under the on-watching street lights. For this reason, all manner of businesses can thrive day and night. Tightened security is particularly advantageous.

Women with short skirts, loud music clubs, and Boda Boda riders feed the late-night economy. Overall, it is a calm town where sleep is unwelcome.

Kisii Town at night

The once deserted Kisii town is switching into a 24-hour economy at a faster rate.

Boda boda and taxi in Kisii town rule the night at good pay from almost always drunk customers.

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Also on the receiving end are restaurants, guest houses, sugar mummies, sponsors, and clubs such as Havana, Bella Vista lounge, Club CJ, Dallas, Diplozz, and Bella Vista.

HIV Prevalence in Kisii 2021/2022

Back in 2015, more than 300 girls of the city were confined for HIV-AIDS testing at the nearby Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The police-manned operation was driven by the Kisii County Health Department amid resistance from local human rights activists.

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The controversial incidence speedily ballooned into a national debate with full attention from the international community.

The situation has since remained the same amid rising cases of social upheavals in Bosongo.

How common is HIV in Kisii?

Enlisted are the highest-ranking counties in terms of HIV prevalence in Kenya based on 2021 stats.

NOCountiesHIV Prevalence (%)
1Homabay County19.6
2Kisumu County17.5
3Siaya County15.3
4Migori County13.3
5Busia County7.7
6Nairobi County3.8
7Vihiga County3.4
8Kitui County3.1
9Kakamega County2.5
10Kisii County2.1
TOTALS10 counties88.3 %

The positivity rates greatly improved from 4% in 2018 to about 2.1% in 2021.

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The ministry of health says awareness and access to protection are the reasons for reduced infections in Bosongo where liquor parties are a lifestyle.

Kisii Town at night is business as usual even as the metropolitan continues to experience economic boom.

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