Protection Minister Aden Duale has defended his controversial statements about Muslim women and girls carrying the hijab within the nation.
The CS spoke on the Sir Ali Muslim Membership, Park Highway, Nairobi, on Tuesday in the course of the launch of the Worldwide Quran Competitors.
His assertion led to combined reactions on social media, and in his response, Duale defended himself, saying that he wouldn’t be fooled by completely different opinions however would defend what’s written within the Koran.
“I reached out to members of the Islamic faith who know I was speaking nothing but the truth. I remain unrepentantly Muslim. And on behalf of Islam – which is greater than all of us – I said what I said,” he tweeted .
He mentioned that anybody who thinks ladies mustn’t put on the hijab, together with Muslim ladies, ought to discover one other nation to reside in.
“It is a must for all Muslim women in Kenya to wear the hijab or headscarf. If they don’t want to, then look for another country to go to,” Duale mentioned on the occasion attended by Muslim leaders, distinguished Islamic students and imams.
And talking in Somali dialect, Duale said: “Our ladies will put on hijab; What’s unsuitable? Will not be it like that? For many who do not put on the hijab and are Muslim, they need to hear me out. Should you do not put on hijab and also you wish to be bare, search for different international locations. Sure. Seek for different international locations.”
It’s not the primary time that the Protection CS has known as on Muslim ladies to put on the hijab.
In 2019, he mentioned the Ministry of Training ought to take disciplinary motion towards principals who compelled Muslim ladies to take away the hijab.
He claimed that Muslim ladies had been being discriminated towards due to their spiritual costume and requested then Training CS George Magoha to situation a directive to guard them.
Based on Duale, hijab is a extremely valued costume code amongst Muslims.
Many Muslim ladies in Kenya already put on the hijab, however some, particularly in city areas, put on solely a easy masking over their hair.
The Koran, Islam’s holy e book, tells Muslim women and men to decorate modestly.
Male modesty has been interpreted to cowl the realm from the navel to the knee.