Methodist Church Lawyer Henry Kurauka listening to court directions that stopped Muslim Student at St Paul Kiwanjani day mixed secondary school from wearing Hijab and white trousers.
BY SAM ALFAN.
High Court sitting in Meru has stopped Muslim Student at St Paul Kiwanjani day mixed secondary school from wearing Hijab and white trousers that is cause behind the misunderstanding between them and Christian counterparts.
Justice Nzioki Wa Makau gave the orders in an application filed by Methodist Church who are the main sponsor of the school, saying that new dress has caused intention amongst the students.
The judge also directed the moved the area director of education to transfer the school headmaster should be halted, pending the hearing of the petition before the court.
The Methodist Church contested the move by the education office which allowed the Muslim student to ear the Hijab which has created disparity amongst the students.
The petitioner’s lawyer Henry Kurauka told the court that the Christian students at the school have felt that their Muslim counterparts have been accorded a special and preferential treatment which is contrary.
The lawyer told the court that the action by education officer is unreasonable and is tantamount to disrupting school program given that national examination will be conducted on 17 October 2014.
” The decision of the respondents has compliant off are unconstitutional, unjustified, unlawful which the court is being asked to quash.
The education office has failed to play a key role in standardization of the school uniforms thus creating economic disparities on religious backgrounds” the lawyer submitted.