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CS Matiang’i declares Friday public holiday - 10 months ago, 12 June 21:25

Kennedy Kimanthi

The government has declared Friday a public holiday to accord Kenyans an opportunity to make preparations to mark Idd-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Saturday.

The declaration is contained in a gazette notice issued by Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i.

“In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, Friday, the June 15, 2018 shall be a public holiday in order to accord all Kenyans and persons who profess the Islamic faith the opportunity to make preparations to mark Idd-ul-Fitr on Saturday, June 16, 2018,” CS 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 holy month. Idd ul-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadhan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Idd ul-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad.  The date ...
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