West Pokot Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo has refuted claims on social media and mainstream media that he has imposed a ban on miniskirts and trousers for female staffers at the county government.
His response comes in the wake of varying reaction from Kenyans, ranging from scathing remarks to hearty approval.
The ban went viral on social media on Monday with a majority of Kenyans expressing their shock on the directive.
According to reports Lonyangapuo had banned County female employees from wearing miniskirts and trousers, while directing male employees to wear suits and ties.
Kenyans were furious with the purported ban, many accusing the Governor of chauvinism and disrespect to women.
Lonyangapuo now says has no defended the directive and stated that he had been misquoted on the matter saying he only called on County staff to dress decently and appropriately while on duty.
He observed that since he assumed office, he has on several occasions observed a number of county staff improperly dressed adding that their conduct has also been questionable.
He has further urged all County staff to observe the official code of conduct and maintain discipline which he says is lacking in some of the 2500 County Government workers.