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Kenyans protest after woman is beaten and stripped in public

Hundreds of women have turned out on the streets of the Kenyan capital today to defend their right to wear what they choose after a woman was stripped and beaten for wearing a miniskirt.

The attack, which took place last week at a busy bus stop in Nairobi’s Central Business District, involved dozens of men who surrounded the woman, tore off her clothes and forced her to the ground.

Local media said the men, who are believed to have been ticket touts, had said the woman was “indecently dressed”, and accused her of “tempting” them.

More Follow External Link to Basia Cummings, The Guardian