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School suspends 10 students for having tattoos

St Mary’s Boys Secondary School in Nyeri has suspended 10 students for having tattoos on their bodies.

According to a source that spoke to Daily Nation, the students were send home with one condition. They will be allowed back to school if the drawings are removed from their bodies.

“We were suspended from school for having tattoos and told to go home and only return after removing them,” one of the suspended student told the publication.

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A section of the affected parents faulted the administration for sending their children home. They argued that tattoos don’t relate with academics and it will not affect the children performance.

While other parents said that as a country we are yet to embrace the tattoo culture and children should operate under the school regulations.

“There is no relationship between tattoos and the performance of the students as they do not affect their brains,” said one of the parents.

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“It is an idea that has not been embraced by our society and as such, the students must conduct themselves in line with existing regulations and norms,” said one parent.

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