Kiambu Woman Rep demands justice for 35 women who were forced to undress at work

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 11 Jul, 2023 11:27 | 2 mins read
Kiambu Woman Representative Ann Wamuratha
Kiambu Woman Representative Ann Wamuratha. PHOTO/Facebook (WaMuratha)

Kiambu Woman Representative Ann Wamuratha and human rights organisations have continued condemning the recent undressing of female workers at Limuru-based Brownscheese Company Limited by their bosses.

Wamuratha, who spoke to the media in Limuru on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, urged the court to ensure that justice is served to all 35 victims.

"We hope that the matter will be expedited by the court and we have confidence in our Judiciary hence justice will prevail," she said.

She spoke just a day after the suspects Rose Opondo, who was in charge of Quality Assurance at the firm before her suspension, and  Vivian  Mukoko, who was in charge of Human Resource, were released by the Limuru Law court. 

The duo was released on a cash bail of  Ksh300,000 and a surety of a similar amount each or a cash bail of Ksh150,000 each.

Limuru Senior Principal Magistrate Jared Mang'oli also ordered the duo to be reporting to the Limuru  Sub-County Criminal Investigation Officer Felix Mutua twice per week with the case set to be mentioned on July 24, 2023.

According to the victims, all low cadre females were subjected to the shameful and inhumane act after a used sanitary towel was found to have been disposed of in a dustbin instead of a sanitary disposal bin.

The same infuriated the management which allegedly swung into action and paraded the defenceless ladies and directed them to remove their panties with a view of catching the culprit.

Among the human rights organisations that have openly condemned the vice is Groots Kenya - a community organisation which urged employers in the country to end period stigma among women and girls.

Pacifica Ongecha, Groots Kenya ambassador in Kiambu county, regretted that during the ugly incident, it was women who subjected their fellow women to the dehumanizing ordeal.

"It's a shame and more so a taboo for young ladies to order women, some of them in their menopause to remove their knickers to know who among them was in their menses," she told the media.

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