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Mombasa businesses thrive ahead of Idd-ul-Fitr holiday on - 10 months ago, 13 June 21:32

Mohamed Ahmed

Business in Kibokoni was booming as locals trooped in to buy goods in preparation for the end of Ramadhan.

The central business district around Mwembe Tayari was also packed with Muslims and other locals as they scrambled for goods ahead of the fete.

At the busy Mackinnon Market, hundreds of shoppers jammed there to mainly buy clothes.

“We are glad we managed to start the month well and now all is well as we prepare for the celebrations,” said Aisha Suleiman, a shopper.

Muslims around the world will observe Idd-ul-Fitr festival on Friday and Saturday mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i, in a gazette notice on Tuesday, declared Friday a public holiday.

“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 ...
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