Second woman stripped in Kenya for dressing "indecently"

About 100 people have been arrested in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, after a second woman was attacked for dressing indecently, police say.

The woman’s clothes were torn off and she was assaulted and paraded along a road, police added.
The arrests in raids across the city were aimed at curbing the harassment of women, police said.
About 200 people demonstrated in Nairobi on Monday over the alleged stripping of a miniskirt-wearing woman last week.
Nairobi police chief Moses Ombati said 20 people had been arrested in connection with the latest attack. vThe woman was on her way to a shop when she was accosted by a gang, Mr Ombati said.
Police on patrol rescued her and took her to hospital for treatment, he added.
The other 80 people arrested were held in raids at bus ranks in the city, our reporter says.
Mass arrests are often carried out by police in Kenya when they are under public pressure. It leads to the arrest of many innocent people who are later released, he says.
A mothers’ group, Kilimani Mums, organised a protest on Monday over assaults on women for wearing supposedly immodest clothes. It came after a video of an assault last week went viral on social media. Protesters chanted “Shame on you” and handed out flowers at a bus rank where the woman’s clothes were torn off.
At a rival demonstration about 20 men chanted “Dress up. We don’t want this.”
Deputy President William Ruto said Kenya was not a “primitive” society and the men who stripped the woman should be arrested.
Activists say the government has not done enough to protect the rights of women.
Credit: BBC

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