By MWENDE KASUJJA
Kenyans online couldn’t just take it anymore. And they flooded Instagram to say as much. Their general verdict was that the multi-coloured dress that Machakos County First Lady Lilian Ng’ang’a was pictured wearing was probably her worst fashion mistake.
Lilian had on Monday posted a photo on Instagram of herself and Governor Alfred Mutua on the campaign trail in Masinga.
The governor stood out in a periwinkle, long-sleeved shirt, that was in tune with the official colours of his Maendeleo Chap Chap party.
His wife, though, chose a dress that was ridiculed in every aspect, with many of her Instagram followers advising her to get rid of it.
Good thing is she listened and quickly got rid of the African-fabric dress.
Ms Ng’ang’a’s later wrote: “🙆♀️🙆♀️🙆♀️ .. dress thrown out of the closet:))!”
Users had lashed at the dress, some faulting the seamstress while others just dissed everything about it.
Lillian4644 commented; “The fabric is nice but the design noooo kwanza around the waist…nay!”
Fon_creations added; “My dear, the dress, just give it to your house-help. 🌝🌝🌝🌝”
Tkenduiwa stated; “What are you wearing??? 😭😭 @indie_mo I thought this was a tb from the ’90s!”
Dalizualliet commented; “Lakini that dress doesn’t look like you kapsaa…..”
Jacquelinemuthuo added; “Enyewe hiyo nguo doesn’t do u justice mami”
Ju_gigis stated; “Looked at you twice to make sure no wewe 🤣🤣🤣….lovely prints but design ni NOOOOOO. You both look cute btw 💕💕💕💕”
Some however liked the dress and her husband’s outfit.
Stylaus wrote; “The norm can’t always = beautiful. This is cute! Looks good on you. Fashion trends are not always the popular one.@ngangalillyane Thank you for embracing the African Print.”
Joem3616 commented; “Bcoz the ladies are concerned with the dress I should focus on his Exc dress code too. He is spot on and looks great. There is where you put the effort @ngangalillyane and you can be forgiven for not concentrating on your dress since you were selling the brand Mutua to the electorate.”
In the 2016 Mashujaa Day celebrations held in Machakos town, Ms Ng’ang’a chose to dress in a body-hugging outfit that was widely criticised as not being appropriate for the occasion.