Kenyan senator targeted by online threats after period poverty protest

Gloria Orwoba attended a senate meeting in a suit stained with red dye as part of her campaign for free access to menstrual products

A Kenyan politician has become the subject of a vicious online hate campaign after she protested against period poverty by sitting through a senate meeting in clothing stained with fake menstrual blood.

Senator Gloria Orwoba was asked to leave halfway through the session after her fellow parliamentarians requested the speaker eject her for supposedly violating the house’s “dress code”.

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