Gatwekera slum in Kibera is a jumble of rusted metal roofs that stretches to the horizon. At night, paths in the slum belong to police, muggers, and lately, enthusiastic men who throng video dens to watch live Intimacy. During the day, men frequent the mabati video dens to watch the latest flick or football game, but at night, the video dens are turned into a stage where people pay to watch live intimacy, courtesy of shrewd twisted youthful entrepreneurs. Once inside the packed video den, which can accommodate up to 20 people, bulbs are yanked off their holders, leaving a lone bulb hanging over the stage. The girls, sourced locally, are barely past their teens.
“A show usually has two or three girls. Once the man finishes, people have to pay another Sh150 to watch the girl have affair with a second man,” a source, who was born, raised, and still lives in Ayany area also reveals that the girls are usually school dropouts.