An international fashion exhibition and trade fair featuring leading African designers Alphadi (Seidnaly Sidahmed Alphadi) was held in Nairobi and went on to provoke a major interest in African attire that swept politicians Raila Amolo Odinga, Paul Gor Sunguh and Koigi wa Wamwere off their feet. Even Speaker Francis ole Kaparo—who had earlier thrown Wamwere and Sunguh out of the House for not being well dressed-- admired Odinga’s ‘smart’ attire in the August House when he turned up in a Nigerian Agbada!