Tanzanian parliament bans female lawmakers from wearing artificial nails, lashes

Female lawmakers with artificial nails and false eyelashes have been banned from Tanzania’s parliament, local media reported on Monday.

Job Ndugai, the Speaker of Parliament, who made the announcement, stated that both cosmetic trends could cause health problems, The Citizen Tanzania newspaper reported.

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Twitter reacted with mirth to the reported announcement, with one user tweeting “U read some stories and you just conclude that Africa is doomed.”

“Because the fake lashes and nails will confuse their male counterparts?” another user tweeted in response to the story.

(dpa/NAN)

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