The Thursday Ruling By Supreme Court That Gives Powers To Schools To Decide On The Type Of Uniforms Student Should Wear In Their Schools Has Continued To Cause Ripples Across Religious And Cultural Divides In The Country. While Many Have Termed It As A Move To Bring About Religious Discrimination, Others Have Applauded The Ruling, Saying That It Should Be Respected. Mombasa Muslim Human Rights Leaders Have Warned Against This Particular Move, Calling On The Government To Intervene For The Sake Of Muslim School Going Girls…
It Is 24 Hours Since He Supreme Court Overturned A Court Of Appeal Ruling Allowing Muslim Students To Wear Hijabs In School. In A Triumph For The Methodist Church Of Kenya, The Court In A Majority Decision On Thursday Said The Ruling By The Appellate Court Was Against The School Uniform Policy. And This For Sure Had Promised A Backlash Of Equal Measure As Its Implication To The Larger Society.
Muslims Human Rights Leaders, Are Not Having It Anytime Soon, Saying The Verdict Was Discriminatory And That It Will Polarize The Nation. The Leaders Spoke In Mombasa, Through Their Chairman, Khelef Khalifa, Who Emphasized The Move, Is Unconstitutional Adding That The Court Of Appeal Ruling Was Misinterpreted And That It Favors The Extremist Groups And Should Be Avoided.
In The Same Forum, Women Grassroot Leader, Rahma Gulam Said That Hijab Keeps Off Preying Eyes On Girls Viewing The Move As A Favor To One Community.
Yesterday Evening, Muslim Legislators Led By Isiolo Women Representative Rehema Jaldesa Said They Will Appeal Against A Supreme Court Ruling Through The International Criminal Justice Court Arguing That The Supreme Court Overlooked Several Clauses To Arrive At What Now Seems To Be A Controversial Ruling.
In 2016, The Court Of Appeal Overturned The Verdict By The High Court Which Was Delivered On May 7, 2015, That Ruled; Wearing Of Hijabs While Attending Classes As Illegal And Discriminatory. The Court Of Appeal Directed The Education Cs To Consider Formulating And Putting Into Place Regulations That Would Protect The Fundamental Right To Freedom Of Religion And Beliefs. Yesterday’s Ruling, Adds A Different Dimension To This Case That Promises More Than What We Are Seeing.

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