President Uhuru Gives a Directive to All Principals Concerning Akurinu and Muslim Students
Over the years there has been a controversy concerning the attire put on by Akurinu and Muslim students. In 2019 for instance, court of law ruled that Muslim students and Akurinu students should not put on hijabs in public church- sponsored schools.
Today, President Uhuru said the Constitution guarantees all Kenyans freedom of worship wherever they are.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has therefore called upon all school principals to allow students who profess the Akurinu faith to wear turbans.
The president said the Constitution guarantees all Kenyans freedom worship wherever they are.
He said every religion has its own doctrines, and so, Muslim go wherever they want in their hijabs and nobody should question them. The Sikh wear their turbans in schools, churches and businessess and no one questions them.
He said or rather gave a directive to All school principals who are still discriminating the Akurinu because of their turbans, not to do so. It is their right to put on their turbans wherever they are as it is part of their doctrine. There is no law that bars anyone from identifying themselves by their religion, he added.
The president spoke on today at kasarani in Nairobi county during the annual Akurinu church General Conference held at the Moi International Sports Centre.
The conference was attended by many believers of Akurinu faith as the church marked the 100 years of its existence in Kenya since it was introduced.
Debate on the wearing of religious attire in learning institutions in Kenya has generated controversy for several years.
Three years ago, the Supreme Court overuled a Court of Appeal ruling that allowed Muslim students to wear turban in Christian religion sponsored public schools.
The judges in their ruling said every school should be given the right to determine its own rules.
In the final rulling given by the judges, all Muslim students are not free to wear hijab in non-Muslim schools as schools have the right to decide their dress codes