Worst dressed Kenyan politicians: From national flag colours to mermaid kitenges

What would one make of Beatrice Kones, the Bomet East MP who, with her dull, bucolic shade of dresses appears like she’s not off to Parliament to, but Mogotio goat market? What of Gladys Wanga, the voluble Homa Bay Women’s Rep whose dressing resembles a woman off to untangle the water hyacinth off Lake Victoria with bare hands? Here are local politicians who need fashionista help:

Cyprian Awiti

Homabay Governor Cyprian Awiti

Has zero sense of fashion and makes headline for epic fashion flops. Homabay Governor Cyprian Awiti needs a stylist to get rid of his oversize baggy shirts, trousers and blazers.

Sometimes he has been left embarrassed when his clothes reveal much more than he anticipated.

John Nyagarama

Nyamira County Governor John Nyagarama

Minus his security, Nyamira County Governor John Nyagarama appears like he’s off to catch Nyamira Express at the Machakos Country Bus for his plain dressing in oversize coats and plain T-shirts dominating his simplistic wardrobe.

Josphat Nanok

Turkana County Governor Josphat Nanok

Looks better in traditional regalia than suits in hues not found on the colour wheel. Turkana County Governor Josphat Nanok is a master of underwhelming dressing in plain pants paired with patterned shirt appropriate for struggling interns at his office.

He has also been spotted in mismatched patterns and where does he buy his earth coloured coats?

David Ole Sankok

Nominated MP David Ole Sankok

Mostly dresses in patriotic colours heavily borrowed from Kanu and the national flag. Nominated MP David Ole Sankok’s style is more appropriate for Madaraka, Mashujaa and Jamhuri Day events than the daily grind of bumpless similarity in red, black, white and green, which though creative at times don’t ooze elegance. He should try something new and notice the difference.

George Theuri

Embakasi West MP George Theuri

He has potential to dress if his campaign posters were anything to go by, but Embakasi West MP George Theuri is plain lazy. When President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Jubilee’s elected leaders from Nairobi County at State House, Theuri stood out for his unorthodox dressing. While the other leaders went for a smart, casual look, he wore blue jeans and flip flops! 

 Gladys Wanga

Homa Bay Women Rep Gladys Wanga

She inhabits a no-fashion zone. Homa Bay Women Rep Gladys Wanga sports curly weaves but manicure and pedicure with a little make-up would do wonders. She should also embrace more tailored clothes and avoid her oversized dresses. Ditch the rugged look and embrace more clean and stylish looks.

Beatrice Kones

MP for Bomet East Beatrice Kones

She needs a fashion makeover. The MP for Bomet East sports in her mermaid kitenges, plains jewelry and on special occasions she dresses in Kenyan flag lesos. She should try more official power suits and once in a while, make-up.


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