The Rastafarian community has today won big after the High Court ruled that Olympics Secondary School erred in asking a minor to shave her dreadlocks.
Justice Chacha Mwita has ruled that Rastafari is a recognised religion and that it is unconstitutional to ask her to shave the hair.
“Keeping rastas is her way of professing her faith and it’s wrong to compel her to shave which is against her religion,” said Mwita.
The father in the suit papers says the action of the school amounts to discrimination on the basis of her Rastafarian beliefs.
Article 30 (1) of the Constitution states that every person has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.