The commercial sex workers were arrested along with their clients. They will all be quarantined for 14 days.

24 commercial sex workers are among 37 people arrested yesterday and who are set to be quarantined at two local secondary schools in Makueni County.

“We arrested 14 prostitutes crammed in a tiny brothel at Kilungu Lodge. At Under 18 Lodge, we arrested 10 prostitutes and 6 male clients,” Nzaui Sub-county Police Commander Josiah Dullo said after the operation.

The sting operation also netted two maids who were selling alcohol to their two clients at a closed bar contrary to government directives.

Three people who were found loitering in the township during the dusk-dawn curfew period were also arrested, Mr Dullo said.

All 37 were taken to Emali Police Station awaiting transfer to Mulala Girls High School and Matiliku Boys High School.