In a move that has caused a stir around social media circles, St Peter Claver’s Catholic Church Nairobi has decided to ban certain elements of clothes from being worn in the church on grounds of indecency.
A viral picture doing rounds on social media shows a banner with the inscriptions “Mavazi Yasiyofaa Kanisani” loosely translated to mean, clothes that have been banned from the church. The banner that hangs overhead at the Church entrance has images of models wearing miniskirts, caps, dresses with long and exposing slits, tops that expose cleavage, sagged pants and ripped jeans.
St Peter Clavers Catholic church near OTC, Nairobi prints a big poster on its door with photos of some of the clothes that are considered inappropriate wearing to the church.
— 3neel (@3Neelkenya) December 13, 2019
The move is believed to be in an effort to curb indecent dressing in the church. This comes a time when the moral fabric of the church has been eroded by the current lifestyle choices of many churchgoers.
Tweeps on twitter were quick to throw in their two cents on the move by St. Peter Claver’s Catholic Church.
One twitter user said:
St Peter Claver's Catholic Church in Nairobi bans congregants from coming to the church wearing dresses with slits, rugged jeans, miniskirts, crop tops, caps, sun glasses, chains among others. (Nation) pic.twitter.com/fOREGLWwjF
— David Mbewa (@MbewaDavid) December 12, 2019
Another twitter user said:
St Peter Claver's Catholic Church, has banned wearing of dresses with slits, rugged jeans, miniskirts, t-shirts inscribed ‘Red Devil’, crop tops, caps, sun glasses, chains, clothing that exposes arms and sagged trousers in church.
Via Daily Nation.
— JOloo (@oloojl) December 13, 2019
It still remains unclear what will happen to congregants who choose to go against this law but one thing is for sure.
The message is loud and clear. May everyone with eyes see!