A Kenyan woman, who has a beard due to a hormonal imbalance, was forced to strip naked in police custody to confirm her gender, BBC Swahili reports.

Theresia Mumbi, a bus conductor and activist, said that traffic police in Nairobi arrested her, put her in a women’s cell and instructed her to take off her clothes.

Mumbi said the violation was because of Kenyan identification laws. After stripping and presenting her documentation, she was released.

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