This, however, haschanged. Sunday Vision established that over 10 types of herbal concoctions are openly sold in Kampala.
Our undercover reporter gives an account below
They range from suspicious liquids packed in recycled mineral water bottles, to sealed, labelled packs.
Their alleged functions include raising libido, increasing sexual fluids, improving sperm count and elongating genitals. But where in Kampala can one find them?
My first stop is at a shop dealing in women’s underwear at E-plaza in Arua Park in the centre of Kampala. There is no sign from outside that they sell these items, but once inside, you see them safely kept in a glass locker.
I ask for a concoction to increase fluid secretion. The attendant, who has coloured hair and heavy make-up, asks me how severe the dryness is, to which I say I only want to increase my fluid levels. She pulls out five different bottles and explains to me how each of these substances works. She sells me one for sh10,000 and explains the dos and don’ts.
“Take this one, you will come back and tell me. And please, do not drink coffee,” she says.
She shows me another type, about half the size of my finger and assures me that my libido levels will shoot high. She adds that I should not risk taking it in the absence of my boyfriend. She says I could cut it into six parts and, therefore, use it six times.
She also shows me another type — a soft elastic object inserted in the private parts.
Picking out a gel, she assures me that it would also help stimulate my sexual fluids. I get reassurance from another customer who walks in and finds us arguing about the gel. She says it is a good buy. I part with sh10,000 for it. I wonder whether the gel does not have a foul smell. She then smears it on the back of my palm and asks me to smell it. True, it has no smell. After smelling it, I throw it in my bag.