Another woman has today been stripped naked and roughed up by goons in Kenya for dressing inappropriately just a day after women staged a demonstration #MyDressMyChoice against stripping of women.
The woman is currently being admitted at the Mama Lucy Hospital after she was beaten up and stripped naked by young men in Kayole. The woman was at a bus stop at Mihango area when she was attacked by a group of men who accused her of dressing indecently. However, the Police was quick and it arrested scores of youth at the stage.
Eleven days ago, a woman was attacked for wearing clothing considered to be inappropriate and stripped by the mob of men in Nairobi. At the busy intersection of Accra Road and Tom Mboya Street in downtown Nairobi, a minibus driver and his co-driver assaulted a woman stripped her before other men quickly joined in.
However, a passer-by captured the attack on his mobile phone, and the video was posted on YouTube.
Within hours, twitter went ablaze with hashtags, some advocating for women to cover up rather than be #scantilydressed, others arguing #MyDressMyChoice. It quickly escalated into a debate about women’s rights.
Since then, #MyDressMyChoice has been trending online. Several Kenyan women have hit the streets and marched shouting out loud their right to dress freely.
Reports indicate that cases of stripping women have recently increased especially in major cities in Kenya prompting campaigns to stop the vice. People on social media expressed their anger and frustration in regard to the stripping incidence.
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