A Malindi woman was publicly shamed and stripped after she was accused of election malpractice during a by-election. The woman who was publicly disgraced has demanded for justice. Martha Wanguo demanded justice saying the two officers, who allegedly arrested and dragged her to a polling station, should be apprehended, reports The Star Kenya. According to the report, Wanguo said youths assaulted her over claims of voter bribery before stripping her. She said they recorded the incident and later shared it on social media. "The officers were fully involved in my assault and stripping. They even asked who I voted for. They made calls and I was later attacked by youths," she said.
Shedding more light on the incident, Wanguo said she had just cast her vote when the group attacked her and took her belongings, including her driving licence. The act was condemned by women leaders at a press conference.
Speaking, women representative, Zinab Chizduga (Kwale), who wept while issuing a statement, and Emma Mbura (Mombasa) and members of Parliament MPs Naomi Shaban (Taveta) and Wahome Muthoni (Kandara) condemned the act. "We the Mijikenda community do not accept such incidents in our society. It is necromancy. We ask the IG to intervene and bring those involved to book," Mbura said.
"It's so shameful to see a woman stripped. Today is International Women's Day but we have nothing to celebrate because one of us was heavily assaulted and almost gang-raped. We ask Uhuru to come to our rescue," she said.
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