A Kenyan High Court judge has ruled that a six-year-old boy of Jamaican parentage will have to shave his dread locks in order to be re-admitted to a private school. Kenya's Rusinga School suspended the boy after his mother refused to get rid of his locks. The court said the school could not be compelled to take in a pupil who has dreadlocks for cosmetic purposes. The mother told the court she wanted her son to maintain the locks as a cultural issue as his father is Jamaican. However, the judge found that her arguments lacked merit. She further found that the parent consented to the school's rules and regulations and signed them before her son joined the school.