[PHOTOS] Women take to streets to condemn violence

The protest followed viral clip of female motorist being assaulted by suspected boda bida riders.

In Summary

• Women took part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces in Nairobi.

• Enraged Kenyans are signing an online petition to compel the government to impose stiffer laws and reign in on rogue boda boda riders.

Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Every year on March 8, the world marks International Women's Day, as a day when women are celebrated from all walks of life.

But this year, the celebrations are not as exciting as other years specifically in Kenya.

Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

This comes after a video of a female driver being sexually harassed by boda boda riders along Forest Road went viral on social media. 

On Tuesday, women took part in a procession organized by FIDA to condemn violence against women and girls in public and private spaces in Nairobi.

Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered all boda boda riders to be registered afresh.

The Head of State also directed a crackdown on all rogue boda boda riders across the country.

Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

"I did give instructions and I have ordered all boda boda operators starting here in Nairobi and moving across the country to be registered afresh," the President said.

"A boda boda is not a licence to strip a woman. There should never be a repeat of what happened on Friday. This is a blight on the whole Kenyan society."

Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Enraged Kenyans are signing an online petition to compel the government to impose stiffer laws and reign in on rogue boda boda riders who are increasingly becoming a security threat to other road users.

Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Women take part in a procession organized by FIDA condemning violence against women and girls in public and private spaces at Nairobi CBD on March 8, 2022.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU