When Rarieda member of parliament Otiende Amollo on Saturday shared an innocuous photo of him, CS Amina Mohamed, his son and the son’s fiancée; little did he know that it will turn into an online debate on sartorial sense.
Updating his followers on his experience at the Safari Rally, the Senior Counsel made mention that his son Rodney Abel Amollo is currently engaged, pointing out the happy couple in the photo he posted.
Rodney has been an Associate at Rachier & Amollo Advocates LLP since 2018 when he graduated from the Kenya School of Law and earned credentials as an Advocate of the High Court.
While Rodney is a bit popular on social media, he rarely posts details of his personal life online.
The Saturday photo, however, brought unexpected attention to his son’s fiancée with a number of conservative Kenyans questioning her choice of dress.
Ja-kodera reacted to the photo: “Tell your to-be daughter-in-law that only your son should see her tummy.”
Cedric wrote; “And you are comfortable seeing your son’s fiancee’s stomach? That is unacceptable in African culture.”
The comments caught the attention of Otiende’s daughter-in-law to be who said she had read all the comments. Through her Instagram stories, Cecilia said next time she was going to put on something covering her entire body such as a dera.
“Sawa basi… next time ni dera… Relax… Some of y’all have been waiting for this moment to write me paragraphs? Don’t worry, I read them all.”
In another post, she wrote;
“Wow, Ooh well, we move regardless.”
The incident is reminiscent of when singer Bahati called out his wife Diana Marua for not dressing decently enough to represent his current status as an aspiring politician.
The father of four who is running for the Mathare MP seat took offense with his wife for wearing very rugged jeans.
“You should respect my voters. Why are you wearing torn clothes? You should know you are a Mheshimiwa’s wife. You should know that people are looking up to you.”