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MP: Why I wore flip flops to State House


The Member of Parliament-elect who showed up at State House in flip flops has explained the reasoning behind the apparent fashion faux pas.

Embakasi West MP-elect George Theuri said he felt comfortable and relaxed.

“…being a weekend…it was like just in my house. Besides, the meeting was informal not official,” said Mr Theuri.

The MP, who was re-elected to the seat during the August election, said President Uhuru Kenyatta, the host was not bothered by his dress code.

In fact, the youthful legislator, even made a speech and sat in the front row with the head of state during photo-op.

The MP was part of Jubilee elected leaders who visited State House over the weekend.

He also wore a t-shirt and jeans.

Asked whether he was angling to take over the bad boy look from Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who has since changed his image into that of a serious, suit-wearing administrator, the MP said: “I always wear open shoes every time. It’s my trademark. As for the bling, I have also had them. It’s not a question of taking over from any one.”