University of Eldoret Issues New Dress Code Guidelines

The University of Eldoret issued new dress code guidelines weeks after the death of its alumnus and LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba who was Mr.UOE.

In an internal memo dated Thursday, January 19, Dean of Students Lelei Kiboiy called on all students to dress according to their gender to avoid confusion during security checks.

“Students are expected to maintain gender compliant attire which should reflect their personal details as documented in the university admission records,” the memorandum reads in part.

Kiboiy prohibited male students from wearing sagging trousers, clothes revealing their chests and rugged or ripped pairs of jeans.

Micro and mini skirts, skin-tight trousers, ripped jeans, low-cut blouses, micro shorts, transparent and off-shoulder dresses, and sleeveless t-shirts were considered inappropriate for female students.

The Dean explained that the dress code was stipulated in the university’s Rules and Regulations Governing Conduct and Discipline.

He added that the rules push for simple, decent, modest and appropriate attire which facilitated a conducive learning environment, promising consequences for breaching them.

“All students are advised to, at all times, desist from inappropriate dressing while at the university as this may warrant disciplinary action,” the memo read in part.


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