Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Friday a public holiday as Muslim faithfuls celebrate Idd ul Fitr following the end of the holy month of Ramadhan
Through a gazzete notice published on tuesday evening, Matiangi said the holiday is meant to accord the Muslim fraternity the opportunity to make preparations to mark Idd on Saturday.
“In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Public Holiday Act, Friday June 15,2018, shall be a public holiday,” Matiang’i said in a press statement issued by the ministry’s communication director Mwenda Njoka.
Muslims begun fasting on May 17, which marked the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan, with a call for unity among Kenyans.
Ramadhan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar in which Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.