Nwagi's 'falling out breasts disturbed children,' says Internal Affairs Ministry

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has said Winnie Nwagi's dress code wouldn't have been noticed if it wasn't for the kids that were present on that day.

Nwagi being 'chased' from Ministry of Internal Affairs

"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 dorning a 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."

While in a video recorded on August 8 showing the 'Matala' singer being kicked out of the premises, a female security guard is seen shouting, Mundeyi says the situation was managed professionally.

"Our officers were very professional. They politely asked her to leave because it was improper. It was contravening our very strict dress policy which emphasises decency," he said.

"The way she was dressed really did not depict a person who is, I later on learnt, a mother and a respectable member of society."

The singer's father, Henry Kabiito, has said that his daughter wouldn't have been ejected because of indecent dressing if she were white.

"If it was a white dressed like Winnie, would they have chased her? Would they? They wouldn't have chased her... why is it that Winnie can't do what whites can do?" Kabiito wondered in a recent interview.

But Mundeyi believes you can't treat Africans the way you white because of cultural differences.

"If a white and an African come here in a bikini, you'll see where the eyes will be... I think eyes will be on an African," he claimed.

"For African ladies, there is a difference and, therefore, it will attract a lot of attention. An African will attract a lot more attention if she dresses indecently than a white," he added.

"These things are natural. Culturally, our people are supposed to cover private parts. When a person exposes their body, you'll notice a difference between the feet and the upper body. Our culture dictates a particular dress code... We have to put our people in the line."

Winnie Nwagi's management label, Swangz Avenue, and her father have said there are people who are trying to tarnish the singer's name.

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