Fashion forward

With the Wigs colonial mantle in local courts

Nairobi - In a new judge is appointed a registrar office usually requires them to ask their members and promoted as measures wig to wear to the office.

But with the advent of a new era in the judiciary in Kenya seem to have led to changes not only its structure, creating the Supreme Court, but also the dress code of the officers.

Not lost to observers that the judge Willy Mutunga and Nancy Baraza judge sworn in while wearing the costumes used in his earlier work.

The chief judge said Tuesday in an interview with NTV, "I would be happy to wear a dress which is a Masai blanket.

"This is Kenya. My thought is that we (the members of the Supreme Court) dress up, and then design a dress that is Kenya."

He added that the wine does not wear a red cape and a white powdered wig, had no control of the judiciary and the inability to adapt the end of the stitching on it over time.

"I thought I was going to insult the president and prime minister, who has fought hard for the Constitution, if I looked there (and profanity), wearing a wig and colonial clothes," said Dr. Mutunga.

CJ said that although no one in the State House seemed to have noticed it was not in dress, "the president was cool with that."

The Chief Justice said he had spoken with Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo on the dress code, and they agreed that it should be changed.

Dr. Mutunga revealed he had discussed with MS Baraza and the Supreme Court candidates Njoki Ndung'ue Mohammed Ibrahim.

Everyone agreed on a red cape should go.

Mr Mutunga said designer and musician Joy Mboya, the executive director of the Godown Arts Center, volunteered to design new dresses for this right.

Dress issues aside, using M. Mutunga part of Monday afternoon walking around the old building that houses the seat of the bench, where he "saw that much remains to be done."

Until the Nairobi Law Courts moved to larger buildings in the last month, Town Hall Street City building was occupied by lawyers, suspects and the public, the smell often find their way out of the basement cells.