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Attire cannot hinder efficiency in court, says CJ

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“Our position is that as long as officers of the court – both lawyers and judges can appear smart, a stud – or indeed dreadlocks – should not hinder the administration of justice.”Those are the words of Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga after his Facebook friends and followers on Twitter pestered him to clarify his official position on the appropriate dress code in the courtroom now that he dons a stud – the first by a key Kenyan public officer.“Over the last week, I have received questions on Facebook and Twitter by young lawyers about my position on studs and the dress code in Kenyan courts. To wit can lawyers appear before the Court wearing their studs? Because it is difficult for me to respond to each one of them individually, I wish to clarify my position here...

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