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Ruto’s Signature Look is a Fashion Faux Pas in Kenya’s Parliament

Members of Kenya’s parliament have prohibited showing up to government offices in one of East Africa’s most recognized attires, the Kaunda Suit. Moses Wetangula, the speaker of the parliament noted that the suit was no longer welcomed, alongside other traditional attires. The speaker also noted that the suit was banned because of the emergence of fashion trends that posed a threat to the parliamentary’s standard of dressing. “A coat, a collar, a tie, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, socks, shoes, or service uniform,” constituted what Wetangula referred to as a proper dress code for men. “For ladies, business, formal, or smart casual wear applies. Skirts and dresses should be below knee-length and decent. Sleeveless blouses are prohibited,” he added.