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I was feeling hot: Young Ward Rep defends dress choice

Nominated member of Nyeri County Assembly Beth Nyawira has defended herself against accusations that she was dressed indecently when she was kicked out of the assembly on Tuesday.

The MCA said that her only mistake was being in casual wear. “My dress length was below the knee and the only issue is that it was sleeveless. It was intentional because it was a hot day,” she said.

She accused her male counterparts of failing to concentrate on business of the House and humiliating female MCAs.

HUMILIATE WOMEN

PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI
PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI

“This is not the first time the issue of the dress code is being brought up in the assembly. We feel like our male colleagues are out to humiliate women,” she said.

The youth representative claimed that their male counterparts were focusing on discussions on dressing instead of talking about serious issues.

“When a member focuses on how other MCAs are dressed, we wonder what is the intention of that member. Is it his work to police how others are dressed?” she asked.

A week ago, Karatina ward rep Watson Weru raised concern over female ward representatives’ mini-skirts, claiming he could not concentrate during the sittings.