Protests after taxi drivers strip Kenyan motorist

Kenyans in the capital Nairobi, are holding a peaceful protest over the sexual assault of a female motorist by motorcycle taxi operators.

A video of the operators stripping down the woman as she screamed for help was shared online, eliciting public outrage.

The incident is believed to have taken place after an accident involving her car and a motorbike taxi – prompting other taxi drivers to descend on her vehicle to intimidate her.

Police arrested 16 operators in connection with the incident.

A crackdown on Tuesday morning has also seen about another 200 motorcycle taxi operators arrested for flouting regulations.

The protesters, led by civil society groups, have been calling for justice.

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