School Rejects Preacher's Daughter Over Religious Beliefs

  • A preacher's daughter joining Form one at Bunyore Girls High School was denied admission to the institution after she refused to remove her veil citing religious beliefs.

    Faith Wanjiru, who scored 374 marks in her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), stated that she was told to either remove the head scarf or look for another school.

    Her father, a pastor at universal Gospel Assemblies of God, indicated that their religion required every woman to put on a head scarf.

    The distressed parents now want the government to intervene and help them find a school that would allow them freedom of worship.

    In 2014, a student joining Metkei Girls Secondary School was turned away from the school for refusing to cut her long hai,r as it was against her religious beliefs.

    Ruth Jemutai Kongin, a member of the Kenya Local Bible Believers church, said that her religion did not allow women to shave their hair for any reason.   ©   2016   All Rights Reserved