Drama ensued at the nyeri bus termini when a crowd descended upon a lady they claimed was indecently dressed. The angry mob undressed the lady saying that the short dress top she had worn reflected badly on the women of nyeri. Women are being punished for the erratic fantasies of men.
As concerned citizens of this country that are proud to be enjoying a new constitutional dispensation, we are appalled by recent actions meted on a woman in Nyeri County. The woman was undressed in public by an angry mob for apparently being ‘indecently dressed’. This is not an isolated case, as women of this country continue getting their rights violated with by the so called ‘keepers of social morality’. We have noted silence around this issue that is against the tenant of basic human rights. We are concerned by the trend where citizens will find it allowable to strip naked women and go scot free. We are disturbed that the gains made in ensuring equal right of women and men in this country are being trampled on by citizens who go unpunished. This is a high level of impunity that must be addressed.We demand that legal action be taken against the perpetrators of this violence, and women and girls of Kenya be assured of security and other freedoms and rights guaranteed in our Constitution. We demand an explanation and an apology from the KTN presenters! What was so funny?
What happened to the lady in Nyeri should NOT HAPPEN to any girl or woman, this level of public impunity, violence must be condemned and action taken.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP:
(i) Use the Twitter hashtag to speak against it: #NOtostrippingofwomen
(ii) Blog about it and advocate against this inhuman acts.
(iii) Use the attached pictures as your Facebook status update.
(iii) Join this Facebook Group so we can collectively brainstorm and speak against these acts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/484470824936090/?ref=ts&fref=ts
Watch the Disheartening Video Clip here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t5XMAKozcA
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