Twist as MPs vow to challenge hijab ruling at the International court

Pupils of Mkomani girls in Lamu town.TSC has announced 500 teaching vacancies for teachers in Lamu and North Eastern PHOTO: NATASHA NEMA

Nairobi, KENYA: Muslim members of parliament have vowed to challenge the Supreme Court Thursday ruling overturning a court of appeal’s ruling allowing the wearing of Hijab in schools.

Speaking at parliament buildings on Thursday, led by Isiolo Women rep Rehema Dida Jaldesa, the legislators condemned the ruling terming it a violation of human rights.

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They vowed to take the matter to the international courts to protest against the ruling which they vehemently opposed .

“We are ready to seek justice in any court even the international courts,” Jaldesa said

The mps alluded that they are meticulously engaging with their lawyers before they execute the matter to the international courts which as per their perspective it muzzles religious freedom universally.

They said the ruling was embedded towards the technicalities and failed to consider the rights of citizens as enshrined in the constitution.

Schools are now obliged to decide whether students or pupils will wear their hijabs or not as per their policy.