NAIROBI, A High Court has suspended a ban imposed by a private school in the capital on Muslim children saying their daily prayers at the school or going to a nearby mosque.
The suspension will remain in place until the case is determined, the court said.
Muslim groups have argued that the ban imposed by Oshwal Academy, located in Nairobi’s Parklands suburb, violated their religious rights and was discriminatory as prayers of the Jain faith, an Indian religion, were recited during assemblies.
The school stopped allowing parents to pick up their children during lunch breaks, following the deadly attack by militant Islamists on the Westgate shopping centre in 2013, it said.
Oshwal Academy said the rule had been introduced for security reasons, the newspaper added.
Source: Nam News Network