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Minister under fire over mini skirt slur

25 July 2012, 10:19 Joseph Mkubwa

Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo has come under fire from Nyeri County leaders over his recent slur on mini-skirts in schools.

The leaders led by former cabinet minister Mutahi Kagwe and Othaya parliamentary aspirant Peter King'ara said Mutula erred in uttering such words saying the holy church clothes should be respected by all means.

The two said Mutula should have respect for the nuns as they present sacrifice, spiritual and giving spirit and therefore urged girls to concentrate on academic instead of the length of the skirts.

”We want the students to focus on discipline and academic. I want students to develop on social and spiritual matters. I think the minister spoke on a light touch,” he added.

King'ara said the issue of dressing which includes length, colour and design should be left to the Board of Governors of various schools to decide how the students will wear.

“When you start comparing the students clothes with that nun wears with those of students I think it is going too far. The minister should not give such a ministerial statement. Mutula was out of order this time,” said King'ara.

On Miguna's book 'Peeling back the Mask', the leaders said the ICC should ensure Miguna Miguna give evidence of what he knows about the post election violence.

On the next general elections, King'ara and Kagwe said it was time the IIEBC be informing Kenyans the progress it is making towards the elections.

They said they would prefer elections to be held this December.

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