The Kenyan parliament passed a law making stripping punishable by 10 years.
Flone Initiative works to address
the brutal and criminal acts of stripping women for apparently being indecently
dressed. On November 7th, 2014 a woman was stripped in the CBD for
wearing a miniskirt. It is perturbing such incidences continue to happen and go
un-addressed. This is a form of violation that if not addressed will continue
recurring. The aim of this petition is therefore to sensitize the public about
this while also demanding for legal action so that perpetrators can be brought
to book. This will also send a strong message to other citizens on the same.
The constitution of Kenya 27(4) states that
“The State shall not discriminate directly or indirectly against any person on
any ground, including race, sex, pregnancy, marital status, health status,
ethnic or social origin, colour, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief,
culture, dress, language or birth.
(5) A person shall not discriminate directly or indirectly against another
person on any of the grounds specified or contemplated in clause (4).
As Flone Initiative and concerned citizens of
1. We demand that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Kimaiyo arrests the
culprits of these heinous acts that contravenes the spirit of our constitution.
2. We demand that the political leadership in Nairobi, the Governor Hon. Dr.
Evans Kidero, the women representative Hon. Rachel Shebesh, MCA Hon. Samuel
Kagiri, and Senator Hon. Mike Sonko urgently ensure the culprits are arrested
and ensure that such violation of fellow human beings will not be tolerated in Nairobi
3. We demand apology from the Embassava Sacco for the brutal, criminal and
heinous act that ignored human dignity carried out by their employees.
4. We call upon Kenyans and leaders to
critically address the root causes of these actions and preach respect of human
rights and dignity of all.
Women’s freedom should not and cannot be curtailed to serve egoistic ends.