Uhuru Directs Principals To Allow Akurino’ To Wear Turbans In School.
The 100th anniversary of the Akurino church was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
The Head of State urged school heads to permit Akurino students to wear turbans while attending the school.
The Head of State claims that everyone in Kenya has the right to worship wherever they choose under the Constitution.
“Every religion has its doctrines. Our Muslim brothers and sisters go wherever they want in their hijabs and nobody questions them.” The Sikh wear their turbans in schools, churches, and businesses, and no one questions them.
“I want to reiterate, more so to our school principals who are still discriminating the Akurinu because of their turbans, that is not right. There is no law that bars anyone from identifying themselves by their religion,” Uhuru said.
The head of state displayed gift bags in honor of the Akurino’s centenary.
The conference, which honored the church’s 100th anniversary in Kenya, drew thousands of Akurino believers.
50 days before the election on August 9th, the religious ceremony carried a strong political undertone.
First, President Kenyatta unloaded a bag of gifts that contained positions in the government, a ten million shilling gift to the church, and a 100 million shilling parcel of land in Naivasha.
The president seemed to rally the Akurino church behind the Raila-Karua ticket while avoiding direct succession politics.
Then he continued, “Mumesimama na mimi kwa muda nyingi ninawashukuru sana na mimi nawaaahakikishia sitawaachilia pia.
In the meantime, Raila Odinga, the Azimio presidential candidate, praised the Akurino church and vowed to carry on President Kenyatta’s legacy if elected.
Throughout the Lower Eastern Region, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka held rallies in Kilome, Kathonzweni, and Mlolongo in Machakos and Makueni.