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High school girl sent home for having dreadlocks set to appear in court


The form one student who was sent home for having dreadlocks is set to appear in court today.

The girl’s father will appear before Milimani law court to have the final decision on his daughter’s situation.

The girl’s father had moved to court to challenge Olympic High school’s directive to send home his Form One daughter because she has dreadlocks.

The father accused the school of subjecting his daughter to religious discrimination, punishing her for following the family’s Rastafarian faith.

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The girl was admitted as a Form One student and had already attended two classes as well as paid Sh12,000 for tuition fees

Education CS Amina Mohamed had earlier ordered that the girl be readmitted at the school but the girl’s father insisted on waiting for the court’s decision.

According to her parents, they had indicated in her admission documents that she belongs to the Rastafarian movement

The father also argued that the school should have warned them since they had the information about her faith before her admission.