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Religiuos leaders laud Supreme Court decision on school dressing code

Religious leaders in Kilifi have hailed supreme court’s decision on the schools learners’ dressing.

Led by Malindi Jesus Celebration Center (JCC) Bishop Thomas Kakala, the clergy held that both Christian and Muslim learners should adhere to the rules and regulations of the schools they are enrolled to, instead of fighting the school regulations that cut across all learners on religious bases.

Bishop Kakala said over the weekend that parents and leaners should consider and understand the principles of the schools before enrolling and not use their religious faiths to change rules that have been in place for decades by imposing their own.

“The court did a good job to allow school administartions to have the final say on the dress code of the leaners. We have Christian learners in Malindi who enrolled in Muslim schools, and they are dressing per the school demands, and we have no issues with that,” said Kakala.

The January 24 Supreme Court’s ruling on hijab-wearing in schools has sparked a heated argument, divided opinions from politicians and human rights organizations heating headlines.

By James Mwalimu/Simon Guruba

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