UoE Imitates KEMU, Spells Out Dress Code

    This comes just two weeks after Kenya Methodist University's dean of students, Esther Mbaabu, issued a list of what constitutes inappropriate dress at the university.

    Students found cross-dressing at the University of Eldoret risk disciplinary action, according to an internal memo to all students dated January 19, 2023.

    Lelei Kiboiy, the dean of students, expressed concern that some students were not following the university dress code, which is outlined in the rules and regulations governing student conduct and discipline at the institution.

    “All students are to dress in what has been described as simple, decent, modest, and appropriate attire that facilitates a student-friendly environment,” the memo states.

    According to the memo, female students who are found wearing miniskirts, skin-tight trousers, micro shorts, transparent dresses, bra straps or sleeveless t-shirts, ripped jeans, ‘tumbo-cut’ blouses, and low-cut blouses and dresses will face disciplinary action.

    Male students are not permitted to wear sagging trousers, clothing that exposes their chest, or ragged/ ripped jeans.

    “All students are therefore advised to refrain from inappropriate dressing while at the university at all times, as this may result in disciplinary action,” the dean said.

    The notice was copied to the legal officer, all deans of schools, the principal security officer, the officer in charge of the hostels, and the chairperson of the 9th students’ council, among other university management and leaders.

    This comes just two weeks after Kenya Methodist University’s dean of students, Esther Mbaabu, issued a list of what constitutes inappropriate dress at the university.

    Mbaabu stated in a memo dated January 5, 2023, that all students must follow the University’s dress code.