Should the National Super Alliance (NASA) win the poll in August 8, Kenyans should expect several changes including in the way they’ll be required to dress.
Part of the Opposition coalition’s promises in their manifesto is to revive the local textile industry making it one of the key drivers of the economy.
To make sure this comes to fruition, a Raila government will change the way Kenyans dress to work. Government officials are the main targets in this key change.
According to a Nasa economic strategist, Dr. David Ndii, both men and women working in government offices will be required to ditch their suits and ties for African wear locally known as vitenges.
“NASA will change government dress code to support local garment/fashion. Rule change equal jobs,” said Ndii in a tweet.
He went on to point out the specific part of the manifesto that explains how Raila’s government will bring the idea to life.
“The NASA government will develop our garment industry by encouraging Kenyans to support our local garment industry. These measures will include: Change official dress code to allow men to wear local/African wear and encourage women also to wear African wear in the offices. Encourage the private sector to do the same. Support the local fashion industry so as to make our locally made garments more appealing and dynamic,” says the document.