Women in Kenya have been expressing their outrage over the Always brand of sanitary pads, which they say causes rashes, burns and discomfort.
Many women are speaking out on Twitter through the hashtag #MyAlwaysExperience, which trended all of yesterday and part of today.
Always has since opened a Kenyan Twitter account and has responded to the criticism.
But critics remain unimpressed, saying the firm is selling a sub-standard version in Kenya and suggesting that products in the West are of better quality.
And prominent Kenyan social critic and feminist Scheaffer Okore has demanded that politicians and consumer watchdog bodies intervene to protect the rights of women:
They leave your skin sore and prone to infections! I believe it's not just a Kenyan problem, it's in Uganda too. They're fairly priced but at the end of the day, you have to buy oil and powder for those who can afford it. #MyAlwaysExperience— #TheNoiseMaker ???? (@PeshAhumuza) March 13, 2019
Always is an example of brands that start taking their customers for granted and stop caring just because they think they have become so popular…They should step up and start caring about their customers#myalwaysexperience— BaudoMedia (@BaudoMedia) March 13, 2019