Protection CS Aden Duale has insisted that Muslim girls should at all times put on the hijab, each time in public.
On Tuesday, the CS mentioned the federal government will respect the Muslim tradition by making certain that feminine Muslims costume modestly.
The CS added that if anybody has an issue with hijab, then they need to search for different nations to reside in.
“Anywhere the government requires Muslims to sit… we will respect the Muslim culture. We will make sure our girls wear the hijab,” Duale mentioned.
“If you have a problem with the hijabs that our girls, wives and sisters wear and you are in Kenya, then you better leave this country.”
He was talking through the launch of the Worldwide Quran Competitors held on the Sir Ali Muslim Membership in Nairobi.
A hijab is a scarf that some Muslim girls and women put on in public. For a lot of of them, hijab means each modesty and privateness.
His feedback got here amid a debate over some colleges banning college students from carrying the hijab.
The Ministry of Training ordered in March this yr that studying establishments cease violating the non secular rights of faculty youngsters by implementing bans and forcing them to take particular non secular topics.
The ministry mentioned college principals used the identical excuses to disclaim college students entry.
In 2019, Duale, who was then the Garissa Township MP, warned colleges in his constituency to ban college students from carrying the hijab.
“I want to warn principals not to dare to stop our children from learning because they wear hijab. Anyone who does that will find it tough on us who come from the Muslim community,” he mentioned.
Duale referred to a case the place seven college students from Thaara Secondary Faculty in Murang’a had been despatched dwelling after they had been discovered carrying hijabs.