The following was written by ASFL Executive Board Member Alex Njeru
I have taken quite some time to pen this piece, partly because the moral gangs purporting to advocate for a ‘new era of a morally upright Kenya’ by undressing women, shook the belief I had in mankind to the core. I cannot understand it, this is the year of our Lord 2014 and for God’s sake we have smartphones, drones, rockets that land on comets and a selfie addicted president. There is absolutely no excuse for any being, Neanderthal or not to walk around pre-supposing that he or she or they for that matter are the moral guardians of Kenyan society. There is no excuse for people to forcefully impose their own subjective moral sanctions on other people. It is not right, it reeks and it is abhorrently wrong. I am not wearing a dress any time soon, but I have no objection against those men who have a fetish for mauve and black pleat dresses, it bothers me less.
Perhaps more worrying, is the fact that; suave, well educated men, who walk around with two smartphones and drink to a few exotic beers in the weekend do not find any problems with the layabout who undresses women. Those of us who have 8-5 white collar jobs have not equivocally condemned the actions of this underemployed touts who find mirth in the act of stripping women. (more…)