I had a gym plan, Winnie Nwagi breaks silence on Internal Affairs Ministry saga

Winnie Nwagi has said the plan to go to the Ministry of Internal Affairs was abrupt, and she didn't deliberately pick indecent clothes.

Winnie Nwagi

"You know, personally, I have a daily program, so I'm just trying to be honest with you guys because everyone is just saying whatever they can, yet they don't know know what happened," Nwagi, 23, said while speaking to journalists at the launch of Karole Kasita's album on Thursday.

"That day I had a gym program. I was already going to the gym... then my manager called telling me to pass by the Internal Affairs Ministry and work on renewing your passport... when I reached, they told me the dress code is not allowed."

The Ministry has said her offensive dress code wouldn't have been noticed if it wasn't for the kids that were present on that day.

"When she came, our officers had not seen her but there were some small children who had come with their parents to access passports from our office who pointed at her. Why? Because the way she was dressed also disturbed those children, young as they were... eight years, nine years, because they were pointing at her and wondering how a person would dress like that," the ministry spokesperson Simon Mundeyi said while speaking to newsmen on August 8.

"She was wearing very short, I think they call them hot pants, very short. The whole lower body was out for the public to see. The thighs were out and although she was putting on a jacket which was big... it was tattered. It had various holes everywhere... and then it was also exposing the area of the breasts," he went on.

"And the breasts were almost falling out. Because it disturbed the children, it drew the attention of our police officers who were manning the security of the place."

Nwagi says she was later able to get her passport through fixers.

"I don't want to say much about it. I just appreciate the fact that I finally got my passport and I'm so happy," she said, adding when asked if she went back: "There are fixers."

The 'Matala' singer insists that she is not a troublemaker but some people are against her because she is open and candid.

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