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Kenyan Rastafarians want government to recognize them as a minority community.

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Kenyan Rastafarians want government to recognize them as a minority community.

The Rastafarian community in Kenya has petitioned the government to have a department in the ministry of culture that will ensure the rights of the Rastafarians are respected and considered as a minority community

According to Ras Lojuron Jaden, the chairman and elder of the Rastafarian society of Kenya, Rastafarian is a religion just like any other and hence they should be treated as the rest.

Speaking to the press in nyandarua county, Ras Jaden noted that the history of the rastafarians started long time ago when the African societies were oppressed and colonized and therefore since then, Rastafarians have had to cope with a myriad of challenges including lack of education, poverty, disease, malnutrition among others

However he observed that rastarians have now come of age and are now pushing to be treated just like any other community embraced in the Kenyan community.

The Rastafarian community in the country is on Tuesday set to join their colleagues in other countries to commemorate and celebrate the 91st anniversary of the coronation day

November 2 1930, was when Rastafari Makonnen was crowned as his imperial majesty(HIM) emperor Haile Selassie 1 of Ethiopia, and his wife Menen Asfew empress, in his Adis Ababa, Ethiopia

Selassie was said to be a descendant of King Solomon and queen of Sheba, assuming the title king of kings and lord of Lords and conquering lion of the tribe of Judah

However, according to Ras Jaden, the community will converge in their utawala terbanacle in Nairobi to observe the day to pray and invoke the spirits of their ancestors to guide them on how they ought to treat humanity and also to be able to tackle critical issues affecting the world.

Two years ago, the high court indicated that Rastafarian is a religion just like any other and ought to be respected

While giving his final verdict in a suit that had been filed by a father of a girl who was sent away from Olympic high school in Nairobi soon after being admitted in form one, justice Enoch Chacha Mwita said that the school administration denied the girl her right to religion and education

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