A group of elders urged Education minister Mutula Kilonzo to concern himself with the sexual harassment of students by teachers: Well, there you go! Is it the students’ low morals (as defined by the length of skirt) that leads to the lecherous behaviour of a teacher, a person entrusted with our children’s care?
Is a girl to blame for the lack of decency and self-control of an adult male? And don’t get me started on priests, pastors, televangelists and the entire men-of-the-cloth brigade. It is not enough that they abuse children, now they have taken to skimming worshippers through their “sow-the-seed” schemes …er .. scams. This immorality has nothing to do with skirts.
JANE BOCHERE, Nairobi
I still support the miniskirts debate. One, to preserve a woman’s decency, a miniskirt is supposed to be worn with tights (what Kenyan women call stockings — the type they put on the hair before sleeping when it grows holes with wear and tear — very bad).
Second, it is shocking for “Kenyans against miniskirts” to think that we must all like the same things uniformly. It is such lack of understanding of the democratic freedom to choose that shocks those of us who have been to democratic countries.
Third, trousers are not fit for women living in a hot country. Those for trousers as an anti-rape wear must know a rapist is always a rapist and cab rip off even jeans.
BEATRICE MBOGOH, Oxford, UK