By Ochieng Odhiambo
Lazy Nairobi bachelors have one thing in common, they hate washing clothes.
A visit to their untidy cubicles can be mistaken to the Marigiti market where all sort of wares are displaced aimlessly and to impress the slayquens in the neighborhood they have to hire the services of Mama nguos to do their laundry.
Roysambu, Zimmerman, Kasarani and Kahawa West are some of the areas most affected.
The Mama Nguos are young, beautiful and jobless and an opportunity arises is quickly grabbed.
A lot of them live in slums that flourish in high-end surroundings.
It is quite vexing, even dehumanizing that some men and women actually give out their most intimate pieces of clothing to be washed by the women.
“What is most annoying is the habit where men and women give out their underwear or boxers and assume it is normal that we should wash them as well,” Ruth Khaemba says. And what does she do with them?
But some cleaning ladies offer extra services to men, especially bachelors in the city.
They allege that the men, mostly bachelors, demand to pay them in exchange for sex. Those who turn down the deal reportedly end up going home empty-handed even after working.