No tumbo cuts, minis and dreadlocks; KEMU cracks whip on dress code

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The Kenya Methodist University has cracked down on the mode of dressing for its students by listing what it considers inappropriate beginning this semester.

In the memo dated January 5, 2023, its dean of students Esther Mbaabu said all students are required to comply with the University code of dressing. 

“All students are required to wear appropriate attire during study, at meal times in the dining hall, and in all university functions,” she said. 

Most affected will be the female students who believe that exposing their flesh is considered attractive. They have been told to leave their tumbo cuts (tops that expose their belly and naval) at home when they report for the new semester.

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Also prohibited will be bare backs and miniskirts (any skirt above the knee line) and a skirt whose slit is above the knee line.

Dresses and blouse with necklines running down more than 4 inches, body-tight trousers, and see-through clothes have also been banned.

The male students who will also show up at the university with plaited hair, and earrings will not be spared. 

Additionally students with dreadlocks, untucked shirts, vests that show bare chests and hats/caps will be considered as having dressed inappropriately. 

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