Limuru: 3 factory officials arrested for forcing all female workers to undress

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 6 Jul, 2023 12:09 | 2 mins read
A woman's legs. Image used for illustration. Photo/Pexels.

Police in Limuru, Kiambu county have arrested three women for allegedly forcing female workers to remove their underwear in their presence.

The three, who are senior managers at Brownscheese Company Limited which is based at the posh Tigoni estate, are said to have ordered all female workers to undress in order to establish who among them was in their period.

The female workers were ordered to undress after the company's quality assurance manager discovered a used sanitary pad dumped in a dustbin instead of a sanitary disposal bin. 

Confirming the arrest, Limuru OCPD Philip Mwania said that the three will be arraigned tomorrow to face indecent assault charges. 

"We received reports that female workers had been ordered to undress by their seniors who went ahead and frisked their private parts to know who among them was on their periods. Our officers rushed there and conducted a thorough investigation and recorded statements from the victims before arresting three suspects," the OCPD said.

Flanked by the  Limuru Sub-County Criminal Investigation Officer Felix  Mutua and OCS Misoi, he revealed that the menace has been going on not only at the factory but in several other companies in the area.

Tigoni OCPD Philip Mwania (in glasses) and area OCS John Misoi addressing the media at the station. Photo/Clement Kamau

"We have reliably gathered that the demeaning and shaming vice has been going on for a long time. I  want to warn any such employers that justice will soon be served to all their  victims."

In a quick rejoinder, the company through its head of Finance and Administration Luke Kimathi said that it will cooperate with the police and that they will also conduct a full internal investigation.

"All individuals involved have been suspended pending the company's investigations," he told the media.

"This matter has only very recently come to the attention of the senior management of the company and lawful actions will be taken against all the culprits," he added.

Brownscheese Company's Finance and Administration head Luke Kimathi. Photo/ Clement Kamau.

The matter came to light after a male worker at the facility exposed the same via a text to the media.

"Don't expose me. I work with the Brownscheese Company Limited in Limuru Kiambu county. Today in the morning a used pad was found in the dustbin and the ladies were harassed by the Quality Assurance manager by telling ladies to undress in Infront of her to check who was on her period. The ladies were demoralized," the text read in part.

The text was later shared on social media forums prompting the police to launch investigations.

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