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Irene Stefani: Hundreds of prostitutes flock to Kenyan town ahead of Italian nun beautification

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How one religious holiday has already led to hotels being completely booked in advance by visiting prostitutes…

Local prostitutes are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri ahead of the May 23rd beautification of the late Italian missionary nun Irene Stefani to capitalize on sex starved Christians.

The congregation set to take place circa 90 miles north of Nairobi marks the sainthood of missionary Irene Stefani and is expected to draw hundreds of prostitutes who hope to service visiting Christian pilgrims.

Told one prostitute via Kenya’s Star: ‘Who doesn’t need body gratification? By the way, even Christians need sex.’

‘It’s our turn to eat,’

‘We are waiting for those international visitors.’ 

The newspaper said it had carried out a ‘spot check‘ and found that ‘hotels are almost fully booked by the women’ ahead of next Saturday’s ceremony.

The outlet tells the women – from as far as Mombasa, Nairobi, Machakos and Nakuru counties – are operating 24 hours a day in hotels, mostly in Nyeri town.

Adds the report: The sex workers have already booked hotels for two weeks in advance,’

‘Women had flocked from across the country to attend pre-beatification evening events.’

More than 300,000 guests are expected.

Nyeri central deputy commissioner John Marete admitted the town was already full of ‘new faces’, while a Catholic priest in the town urged people ‘not to be diverted by earthly things.’ 

Irene Stefani

Beatification is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person’s entrance into Heaven allows individuals to pray in his or her name.

Irene Stefani, who died in Kenya of the plague in 1930 reports the therakyatpost was an Italian member of the Consolata Missionary Sisters.

A trained nurse, the missionary helped the wounded in Kenya and Tanzania during the First World War.

She was much loved by the people of the Nyeri district and her actions earned her the nickname ‘Nyaatha’, which literally translates as ‘a person of mercy’.

On 12 June 2014, Pope Francis approved a decree that recognized a miracle attributed to Stefani’s intercession which cleared the way for her beatification. 

Mathari Central Chapel, which host the relics of the late nun, has become a major tourist attraction, with hundreds of people visiting it to view the sarcophagus and hold prayers by the tomb. 

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Irene Stefani