Kenya: Mob strips another woman despite protest

2014-11-18 18:02
A Kenyan woman protests with others for the right to wear whichever clothes they want, at a demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Ben Curtis, AP)

A Kenyan woman protests with others for the right to wear whichever clothes they want, at a demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. (Ben Curtis, AP)

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Nairobi - Police and witnesses say a mob of Kenyan men attacked a woman they said was inappropriately dressed only hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest such attacks.

Nairobi police criminal investigations chief Nicholas Kamwende said on Tuesday that around 90 men were arrested, including conductors on mini-buses known as matatus.

Police said the latest woman victim was stripped naked by a mob of men Monday evening. The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries. She is one of several such victims in recent days.

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 attacked.

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