Why the corporate world has not accepted dreadlocks

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI Mr Bobby Mkangi.

What you need to know:

  • The jury is still out on whether men who sport locks should hold high corporate offices
  • A section of the Kenyan society associates dreadlocks with reggae, marijuana and rebellion, except where they are worn as custom by the Maasai
  • Some people argue that to wear or not to wear an ethnic hairstyle should be a personal choice. Nonetheless, one needs to evaluate what is important

Bobby Mkangi was hopeful when he applied for a job in the Committee of Experts, the team that drafted the Kenya Constitution. But he says he was surprised when he made it to the final shortlist.

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