The Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i gazetted June 15 Friday to be a public holiday to allow Kenyans to prepare for Idd-ul-Fitr celebrations on Saturday.
“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,” Fred Matiang’i said during a press statement.
The muslims’ holy month begun on May 17 and will run up June 16.
Islamic prophet Muhammad started Idd ul-Fitr whose dates vary depending on sighting of the new moon.

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