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Rastafarian girl banned from Kenyan high school

Makeda Ndinda

A Rastafarian girl who was turned away from her new school in Nairobi because of her hair, has spoken of her disappointment to Kenyan media outlets.

Makeda Ndinda told the Standard newspaper that she was forced to choose between her “hair or books” by the deputy principal at Olympic High School after he noticed her hair, wrapped in a hair wrap.

Miss Ndinka was told that only Muslims were allowed to cover their hair at the school, according to the newspaper.

There are no standard constitutional laws regulating dress codes in schools in Kenya.

A Nairobi-based human rights organisation, Katiba Institute, has tweeted that it would like to assist Miss Ndinka:


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