One Rastafarian has caught the attention of the entire country, with Africa talking about him after he got admitted into the bar.
The Rastafarian who is known on the internet by his mononym, Mathenge is the newest Advocate of the High Court of Kenya after he got admitted into the bar to be an Advocate of the High Court of Law.
Mathege who is a Rastafarian by faith is the first Kenyan Rastafarian to be an Advocate in Kenya.
Last year, the High Court of Kenya ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion like any other in the country.
While giving his final verdict in a suit in which a father of a girl who was sent away from Olympic High School in Nairobi soon after being admitted in Form One, Justice Enoch Chacha Mwita said that the school administration’s action denied the girl her right to religion and education.
The judge also pointed out that the Constitution does not define what religion is but the dictionary does.
“This is the first-ever case in this country where a child dons rasta braids because of her religious beliefs, Rastafarianism is a religion which should also be accorded protection,” said Justice Mwita.
And while defending the girl’s parents for taking her to school well aware that the learning institution may be opposed to Rastafarianism, the judge said that every parent has to ensure that their child joins school for purposes of spiritual mental and social development.
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