Uproar after governor bans miniskirts and trousers for county staff women
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has banned female workers employed by the county from wearing mini-skirts and trousers to work.
According to a local media report, Governor Lonyangapuo has also instructed male workers to be exclusively wearing suits and ties while on official duty.
The governor, while addressing the workers, said some of the workers have been dressing “indecently” and making it difficult to differentiate genuine one from ghost workers.
“Miniskirts, halter tops and female trousers are not among preferred or acceptable attire. I will not accept (to have) my county officers to wear them,” said Mr Lonyangapuo.
His remarks elicited interesting reactions from Kenyans on Twitter who questioned the governor’s sense of priority.
West pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo amepeleka rules ya Kabarak University kwa county . https://t.co/lVv4z2S1yh
— Ches (@jesang_) October 9, 2017
West pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo bans women from wearing miniskirts and trousers.
— Muthui Mkenya ?? (@MuthuiMkenya) October 9, 2017
West Pokot Governor Hon. Prof. John Lonyangapuo.No wearing of miniskirt to any County office if you are an employ.
— ikwa awoosin (@Arturakaigado) October 9, 2017
The West Pokot Governor should institute displinary action on staff who don't put on a wristwatch. Awachane na watu wa mini skirt
— Francis Mbate (@mbate) October 9, 2017
My dress my choice doesn't apply in west pokot anymore because… The governor
— ☆ Simply carolyne (@cccarolyne) October 9, 2017
Just Heard that West pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo bans women from wearing miniskirts & trousers & am like really Whats Priority 4 pokots
— Butula's Finest (@SamMacoha) October 9, 2017