Three individuals have been apprehended following an incident at a Kenyan cheese factory, where employees were reportedly coerced into undressing to determine who was menstruating.
After failed attempts to extract a confession, the manager compelled the women to disrobe.
Brown’s Food Company has suspended the accused manager pending an investigation, as stated in their official response.
Senator Gloria Orwoba, addressing the matter through a Facebook video, mentioned receiving a distress call regarding the events that occurred on Monday night.
According to Senator Orwoba, the manager discovered a used sanitary towel in one of the bins not designated for such disposal.
Senator Orwoba, an advocate against period shaming, expressed her attempts to intervene in the matter, although the company was unable to resolve the issue with their employees.
Brown’s Food Company released a statement on their website, expressing their sadness over the incident and acknowledging that it does not align with the company’s overall procedures.
They further revealed that similar incidents had occurred in other companies in the vicinity. Philip Mwania, the local police chief, warned employers engaged in such demeaning and shaming behavior that justice would be served to all victims.
Period shaming is a significant issue in Kenya, as highlighted by campaigners. In a separate incident in February, Senator Orwoba was compelled to leave parliament due to an apparent blood stain on her trousers.