Bahati Boys High School in Nakuru county has been ordered to re-admit a student who had been expelled for allegedly drawing ‘demonic’ art.
Nakuru County Director for Education Isaac Asebe demanded that the school takes back Ian Mwaura Njenga who was expelled on February 13.
Mr Asebe said he had talked with the school management about the issue and that he would be readmitted on Monday.
“I have talked with the school and they will be re-admitting the boy to school on Monday. The school further suggested that the boy will be given guidance and counselling sessions,” Asebe told Standard.
Ian Mwaura, a form four student was expelled from school by the disciplinary committee over what the institution termed as demonic faith.
An expulsion letter signed by Principal Patrick Ombok read: “He has drawings which are suggestive that he is owing allegiance to some faith”.
He was also accused of trying to recruit fellow students to his ‘demonic’ cult after he drew a scorpion on another student’s shirt.
The expulsion sparked criticism over the ‘harsh disciplinary action’ from Kenyans, including Atheists in Kenya (AIK) society who issued the school principal a seven-day ultimatum to lift the exclusion letter, failure to which the society would move to court.