I could never imagine how important a kitenge was to women not until I asked Drocella Muhooza why she had to move with it in her bag all along.Muhooza has been my friend since we were in secondary one, but to my amazement I have never seen her move without a kitenge in her bag. She says every woman is supposed to move with it because of the many issues that we women do go through during the day.
“A woman can never know what will happen to her or even her friends so carrying this kitenge can be very helpful to both you and your friends or even any other woman that you may find on the way, “says Muhooza.
This article of clothing can help you, in case, for example, you fall down on your way to work. “If you fall, you can simply cover yourself and continue with your day. Though it may not look so good as your first clothes, you will be able to show yourself in public at least”, adds Muhooza.
Most women who do not carry umbrellas with them do use these bitenges when it rains to protect their hair. And, when she is to sleep out, say at friend’s house, as most women are not so good at sharing towels, it would do a lot of help for her.
With this I now find it very important indeed for every woman to carry a kitenge with them.