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Kenyan women protest dress harassment

Nairobi - Kenyan women protest dress harassment. Nearly 1 000 people have marched through the streets of Kenya's capital to protest a recent rash of attacks by mobs of men on women who have been deemed too provocatively dressed.

Mobile phone videos show the attackers stripping the women naked. In response, the phrase #MyDressMyChoice is trending in Kenya's social media, as this country works through a clash between new, Western lifestyles and traditional African ways.

Rachel Machua wore what she called "a little black dress ... my normal outfit" to Monday's protest. She views the attacks as being by lower income men jealous of successful, well-dressed women.

Women play an active role in Kenyan society though few hold high-ranking elected office. Parliament is a virtual men's club, unlike in nearby Rwanda, where half of parliament is female.

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  1. ubesie chukwuebuka chidiogo

    November 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    yes I trust in her words and courage, woman should play an active role in a county most especially Kenya and other countries in Africa

  2. Darlinton Omeh

    November 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    A girl child is a treasure, valuable treasure that shouldn’t be subjected to public humiliation or any kind of humiliation for that matter. Ask the parents of a girl child how much it cost to bring up a girl, you’ll find out it’s almost twice of that of a boy. We start spending for their hairs right from the first year, etc.. We value our girl child and no coward shall treat them badly and go unpunished.

  3. Ejinwa Anthony

    November 17, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    like are these men from the cave, this is the modern world I u feel provoked by the dressing u see then you are still in the 18th century please dush bags we are in the 21st century so better comtrol you eyes and sense of humour

  4. Ope Adediran

    November 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Say no to harassment

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