DPP orders probe on woman stripping incident

November 14, 2014 2:47 pm
The DPP directed the police to conduct a probe and prepare a report. Photo/FILE
The DPP directed the police to conduct a probe and prepare a report. Photo/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has directed the police to open an investigation on an incident in which a woman was stripped naked by a rowdy mob on Tom Mboya street.

In a statement, Tobiko said he had forwarded a video clip that captured the woman being stripped  last week on Friday.

“On the 12/11/2014 the DPP forwarded the clip of the lady stripped along Tom Mboya Street to The DCI (Director of Criminal Investigations) to analyse with a view of identifying, apprehending and immediately bringing to justice the perpetrators of this heinous incident,” read a post on the twitter account run by the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions.

The embarrassing video has gone viral on social media, attracting condemnation and being termed as primitive.

Nominated Member of Parliament Johnson Sakaja said there is need to prosecute the men seen undressing the lady to deter similar incidents.

Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua too said such acts can only be done by people he described as ‘beasts’.

‏@MarthaKarua “We are human beings capable of self control therefore a woman’s dress should never be an excuse to commit crime!”

Kenyans used the hashtag #MyDressMyChoice to air their views and opinions about the outrageous act.

@ISISkenya “It had nothing to do with what the woman wore,there were simply perverts spoiling for an opportunity to address their urges #MyDressMyChoice“

A group on Facebook ‘Kilimani Mums’ will hold a peaceful procession to Accra Road on Monday to condemn the act.

They urged women to stand together and deliver a message to all that sexual violence against women will not be tolerated.

“We shall go and deliver a message to the touts who stripped our sister that it is wrong and a woman has a right to dress the way she wants,” they posted on their group page.


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