November 18, 2014
#AceNewsServices – KENYA
A mob of Kenyan men has stripped another woman, claiming she was inappropriately dressed, AP reported.
The grainy mobile phone video shows a mob of Kenyan men surround a woman and grab, grasp and yank her clothes until she is naked. Several such videos have emerged recently of attacks by males who deem a woman to be provocatively dressed. The attacks have created a groundswell of anger that saw mostly women protesters flood downtown Nairobi on Monday.
Rachel Machua wore what she called “a little black dress … my normal outfit” to Monday’s protest. She views the recent attacks as stemming from socio-economic conditions: Lower income men are attacking successful, well-dressed women.
The attack came just hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through down-town Nairobi to protest the rising wave of such assaults.
Nairobi police said Tuesday that nearly 100 people had been arrested.
About 80 of the men were conductors on mini-buses, where a lot of the recent sexual harassment has taken place.
The woman attacked Monday evening was taken to the hospital with injuries.
The mobs of men have attacked women wearing mini-skirts and any outfit they consider too revealing.