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The viral photo on Twitter that has Kenyans divided

Fashion vs performance

The comparison was made after Awiti, who has been ill, shared a photo in the company of Opposition leader Raila Odinga. The Governor was donned in oversized outfit and seemed a bit unkempt, something tweeps took a keen notice of.


City lawyer Ahmednassir Abduallhi ignited the fire on twitter when he juxtaposed the dressing of Mr Awiti to that of Joho.


In a tweet, Mr Abdullahi made a below the belt remark stating that Awiti’s dress code does not befit that of a Governor.

"Finesse of a governor is an integral part of devolution...Gov Awiti of Homabay can't give hope or inspire confidence in his attire...and I don't think anyone can help him," he said.

"This photo sends a simple message...if one can't dress decently as a private matter...he can't manage the public affairs of a county...," he added.


The lawyer’s remarks elicited an array of reactions with some, who were supporting his sentiments, noting that the Governor needs a stylist.


Others bashed Nassir stating that a Governor’s performance cannot be measured by how stylish their wardrobe was.

At the same time, others including former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga praised Awiti as a polite and humble man.

Here are other reactions:


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