A student in Kenya, Ian Njenga, has been expelled over demonic drawings.

Njenga who was due to sit for the Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams at Bahati Boys’ Secondary School in November was sent packing because of “drawing suggestive art associated with demonic faith”, the school administration revealed.

He is accused, among other things, of drawing a scorpion on his schoolmates shirt, a move the school described as a clear sign that he is recruiting other students into his cult. Njenga’s expulsion letter which was signed by Patrick Ombok, the school’s principal, claims his drawings suggests that he owes allegiance to some other faith.

Njenga who said he loves drawing, however, noted that they are neither demonic nor have anything to do with a cult. The Form Four student said he has many drawings adding that he gets inspiration from the work of other artists.

Njenga described the school’s verdict as harsh in view of the fact that he has never had a case before.