Kenya Methodist University bans ‘tumbo-cuts’, miniskirts, dreadlocks

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On Sat, 7 Jan, 2023 18:07 | < 1 min read
Kenya Methodist University
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The Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) has outlined a list of outfits they expect students to wear at the institution.

In a memo dated January 5, 2023, the varsity's dean of students Esther Mbaabu noted that female students were prohibited from wearing tumbo cuts (popularly known as crop tops) and clothes that exposed their backs.

Mbaabu also noted that any female student caught wearing miniskirts ( any skirt above the knee line), skirts with slits above the knee line, see-through clothes and body-tight trousers would be breaking the code of conduct.

“The dean of Students wishes to encourage all students to adopt a style of dressing and appearance that would be acceptable in various fields of work and society in general,” the memo reads.

"All students are required to comply with the University code of dressing (sections 3.21) and wear appropriate attire during study, at meal times in the dining hall, and in all university functions," the memo added.

Male students on the other hand were not allowed to have dreadlocks, earrings, and plaited hair.

They have also been prohibited from wearing hats/caps in classes, offices, and untucked shirts.

"Rasta/dreadlocks, plaited hair, earrings, untucked shirts, vests that show bare chest, hats or caps in classes and offices would be considered as inappropriate dressing," the memo added.

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