Lawyer Doreen Mutung’a for the aggrieved parent Mrs Jackline Kamau addressing the press after she filed an application seeking orders to compel the board of directors of Rusinga School to admit her son whom they have refused not to enter to class due to him has deadlocks hair at Milimani Law court in Nairobi.(11/09/2014)
BY SAM ALFAN.
A parent has gone to court to seeking orders to compel the board of directors of Rusinga School to admit her son whom they have refused not to enter to class due to him having deadlocks hair.
The aggrieved parent Mrs Jacklinne Kamau, told vacation judge Justice Isaac Lenaola, that the school management rejected her son from attending classes until he has removed the deadlock hair.
The court heard that the child has been in the school since kindergarten with his deadlock hair and the management has never chased him away.
The management did not make any formal communication to the parents, despite the child being in the school for period of four years to affect that at the end of kindergarten he will have his hair cut.
The child’s father is of Jamaican decent and his hair is part of the culture in the kid has sought to participate in, the court was told.
The action by the management of the school violates Article 27 (4) and (5) of the Constitution which provides for non discrimination against any person either race, sex, colour, religion, marital status.
The applicant was directed to serve application and the matter be heard on Monday.