Mutula had said “the students were not training to be nuns and should not be forced to wear long skirts.”
Homabay Catholic diocese bishop Philip Anyolo and his Kisii diocese counterpart Joseph Mairura said Mutula is an elderly and respected lawyer who should respect children and show exemplary leadership.
Addressing Christians at Nyabururu catholic church during a thanks giving mass for Bishop Mairura’s 17 years anniversary since he was appointed bishop, Anyolo urged parents and teachers to shun Mutula’s statements and mold children well to be responsible citizens.
Anyolo, who is the Kenya Episcopal Conference vice chairman, told students to disregard the minister’s advise, stressing the church will not keep quiet when leaders pollute the minds of the youth into doing wrong things.
Bishop Mairura said Mutula’s remarks were an embarrassment to the lawyers and asked the learned friends to prevail upon him cease making such serious statements which might incite students against teachers and parents.
Mairura noted that if Mutula’s counsel was heeded, it would make the girl-child vulnerable and lead to erosion of moral values, crimes and conflicts in the society and advised the students to dress decently at home and in schools too.
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