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Morgan Heritage member addresses Rastafarian High school girl saga


Morgan Heritage member Mojo Morgan has addressed the saga sorrounding a rastafarian girl that was sent home to shave her dreadlocks in Kibera.

Mojo said he does not understand why the girl was suspended from school because of something sacred to her.

“How does dreadlocks prevent her from going to school? It doesn’t make sense to me. It is 2019. It doesn’t have spiritual meaning to most people that have dreadlocks.

“But I and I, you know, you don’t have to have dreadlocks to be Rasta. You don’t know, maybe the image of dreadlocks, but at the end of the day it’s just a hairstyle” he said

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Mojo also said in as much as the school sent the girl home, they were only following rules that govern them.

“But, if there are rules, bylaws or culture or whatever it is that govern the school and you can’t have long hair then that is different,” said Morgan

The Form One Student was sent home on January 10 with instructions from the school to shave or stay out, a move that was fiercely protested by the girl’s father, John Mwenda.

He accused Olympic High School of discrimination noting that his daughter wore dreadlocks in primary school. Mwenda said that she should enjoy equal religious rights as other religions by virtue of being a member of the Rastafarian religion.