Righteous Care of The Human Body Through Dress Code

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dresscodeThe Chaplaincy office in collaboration with the Dean of Students office, hosted the Righteous Care of The Human Body Through Dress Code seminar on 27th, February 2014, at Missio Hall. It involved presentations of best essays written by students from different faculties in the University. The essays were written under the following sub-themes: traditional perspective of dress code, religious perspective of dress code, human perspective of dress code and economy of dress code. The guest performance was from Kenyan gospel artist Ms. Gloria Muliro.

In his opening remarks the Vice Chancellor, Monsignor Dr. Pius Rutechura affirmed that we put on clothes for the respect and dignity of our bodies. “Let us ensure that what we put on portrays what is in us. We are not only made in God’s image but we are also Gods beautiful creation.”

Mr. Maina, Dean of Students, emphasized that “dress code in The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is here to stay. It defines who we are and it is transformative.” In addition, Dr. Magdalene Dimba, Coordinator Academic Programmes, City Campus, observed that we dress for various reasons depending one’s community and context. She further added that “we also dress to glorify God and therefore, we dress decently, modestly and soberly.”

A cash price was awarded to the winners of the essay writing competition. In 1st place, Rev. Sr. Adelquine Shivachi, was awarded Ksh 7,000; in 2nd place, Mr. Walter Omare Maranga, Faculty of Education, was awarded Ksh 5,000; in 3rd place, Ms. Rosemary Mathinji Ndandi, Faculty of Commerce, was awared Ksh 4,000 and in 4th place, Mr. Brian Nzioki Mutuku, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was awarded Ksh 3,000.