A mob of Kenyan men attacked and stripped a woman claiming she was inappropriately dressed just hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest the rising wave of such assaults.
Police responded by arresting nearly 100 people, a police official said Tuesday.
Nairobi police criminal investigations chief Nicholas Kamwende said Tuesday that about 80 of the men arrested were conductors on mini-buses, known as matatus, where a lot of the recent sexual harassment has taken place. The woman attacked Monday evening was taken to a hospital with injuries.
Kamwende called the attacks a “menace” and said police would increase their vigilance to stem the tide of mob harassment.
The mobs of men have attacked women wearing mini-skirts and any outfit they consider too revealing including tight-fitting or sleeveless clothes.The hashtag #MyDressMyChoice is trending in Kenya’s social media as this East African country sees a clash between new, Western lifestyles and traditional African ways. The marchers on Monday demanded the right for women to dress how they want without being harassed or attacked. (Source: TimesDispatch.com)
Meanwhile, News reaching me today is that the first victim of this rash behaviour of the male mob is allegedly reported dead. If this is true, then we demand that JUSTICE BE SERVED!!! This is now a case of cold-blooded broad daylight MURDER!