Photos: Kenya president shines in Indian skirt


Kenyan president wearing an Indian man skirt


Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, led African leaders attending the ‎India Business Forum by example when he donned an Indian skirt-like cultural wear similar to a Scottish kilt.

The kilt is a knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century.

Outside of Western cultures, men’s clothing commonly includes skirts and skirt-like garments which today is seen as typical for women and girls and not men and boys except the cassock and the kilt.

In India’s Sikhism, a faith that originated in the Punjab, there is a traditional dress which is worn by both men and women, called a ‘baana’ or ‘chola’.

This dress has a skirted bottom and is worn over long white undershorts.

It was traditionally worn in battle by Sikh warriors as it allowed free movement and remains a part of the traditional Sikh dress and identity.

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The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today received Ugandan president Museveni at his New Delhi office wearing one [the man skirt also called lungi or mundi].

While Uganda’s Museveni refused to touch the skirt, his Kenyan counterpart saw nothing wrong with it.

Kenyatta put on the skirt and even posed for pictures, moving around swaying gracefully like ladies do.

The Kenyan president was escorted by Amb. Amina Mohamed, the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

“Connecting with Indian fashion ahead of dinner,” the overjoyed president tweeted on the official   Twitter handle. 

Among other African leaders who donned the skirt, was the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana, Mr. Mokgweetsi Masisi.

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Masisi was seen happily wearing the skirt and posing for pictures with the Indian Prime Minister outside his New Delhi office.

The India-Africa Business Forum held at the Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi, seeks to share opportunities between Asia and African countries.

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