Atheists in Kenya (AIK) society recently issued Bahati Boys’ High School Principal in Kenya a seven-day ultimatum to lift the exclusion letter to Ian Njenga Mwaura, a student who was expelled for drawing an artwork considered occultic or move to court.
The society threatened to sue the school for interfering with the studies of Ian Mwaura Njenga who is a form four candidate. In a letter addressed to the school Principal and copied to the Teachers’ Service Commission, Ministry of Education and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the society said reasons for expelling the boy from school are ‘unreasonable, repulsive, objectionable and abhorrent’
The high school went ahead to advice his parents to take him for counselling and transfer him to a day school where they can keep a keen eye on him.
When confronted by concerned people, the school’s Principal maintained that the drawing made by Ian could not be condoned in the school.
“We have so many things within the school that Ian could have drawn inspiration from like cows or even portraits of other students. But drawing suggestive things like snakes and scorpions is not condoned in this school,” he said