Ngina Kenyatta, President Uhuru’s daughter has been trending on social media all day, but not for the right reasons (refer to pic below).

ngnaMany Kenyans seem to be angered by her choice of outfit when she and her family were welcoming His Holiness Pope Francis. They say that she should have not worn skinny jeans as if she was going to meet her friends at Planet Yoghurt. Her brother, Jomo seems to have pleased these very Kenyans, as most have commended him on his suit.

However, aren’t we all forgetting something here, isn’t Ngina a young lady who has the right to express herself as she feels? She still looks decent and in my opinion, she got the colour (white) right. We cannot always be so quick to judge and crucify, yes pun intended, our youngsters. Does she not have a mother and entire styling team that deemed her outfit as alright? Did she have to wear a boring skirt suit suit just to “fit in” to the norm of “appropriately dressed for welcoming a Pope?  She was clothed and looked decent. That is all that matters.

How do you think Ngina feels after seeing some of your mean tweets and hashtags? C’mon let us be kind. She is clothed. Period.

Anyway, let me wrap up this debate in His Holiness’ own words:

There’s no perfect family. We have no perfect parents, we are not perfect, do not get married to a perfect person, neither do we have perfect children.

We have complaints about each other. We are disappointed by one another. Therefore, there is no healthy marriage or healthy family without the exercise of forgiveness…

If you feel Ngina’s dressing was inappropriate, at least find it in your heart to forgive her then.

Kat Mirero