Teresiah Mumbi, a 32-year-old woman from Nairobi, Kenya is threatening to sue two Kenyan Police officers after they reportedly made her take off her clothes to verify that she was, in fact, a female because she has a beard.
Mumbi, was stripped on May 15 after being arrested for a traffic offence, reports Myjoyonline.
She was at KTN Television, on Friday she stated two unidentified female officers demanded to confirm whether she was a man or a woman.
“Those two female officers came and demanded that I undress and I put my legs apart. After they were satisfied they let me back to the cell,” Mumbi said.
Mumbi said she stopped shaving her beard because the beard became very itchy every time she did.
“I even stopped working. I do not want another incident like that,” she said.
“Is this justice? If these are the officers mandated to provide security, what will happen to me in public?” Mumbi asked.
Huruma OCPD Alice Kimeli is yet to confirm the claims by Mumbi as she said she was in a meeting when contacted.