KCCA’s Nyanjura defends skimpy dressing by female artists

Doreen Nyanjura, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Kampala has called for respect of all female artists, even those dressed in what might be deemed as “indecent attire”

Doreen Nyanjura
  • Doreen Nyanjura, Deputy Lord Mayor of Kampala, advocates for respect for all female artists, regardless of attire
  • Nyanjura believes that women should have the freedom to dress as they please and that women's attire should be respected
  • She rejects the idea of judging women based on their attire and emphasizes the importance of respecting women as they are

Nyanjura last weekend was drawn into the debate about decency in the Ugandan music industry, which has been on the fore in different circles lately.

Commenting about female musicians dressing in attire that is considered too revealing, Nyanjura shrugged off these concerns, saying that women should be allowed freedom to dress as they please.

“I think we should let the women dress up as they see fit because we have come from far,” she said.

Even putting on trousers, it was a fight. I cannot therefore turn into a judge about who is dressed up well and who isn't. I think we need to respect women the way they are.

If one is wearing a mini skirt and it’s what makes them comfortable, it is okay. Besides, this is music and entertainment.

Nyanjura was speaking on the sidelines of a fundraising dinner organized by Imara Women’s Center and Fowode.

The event was graced by female A-listers in music including Juliana Kanyomozi and Rema Namakula.

Meanwhile, Nyajura dismissed claims that some women are suffering sexual violence because of indecent dressing.

“Some men create excuses that some women get raped because they are dressed badly,” she said.

“How come we don't hear these cases in Western nations where women walk around almost naked?”

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