State declares May 25 a public holiday
The Government has declared Monday, May 25, 2020 a public holiday.
This is to allow Kenyans of Muslim faith to participate in Idd-ul-Fitr celebrations.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi made the announcement on Wednesday through a gazette notice.
Majority of Muslims around the world started fasting on April 24, 2020 which marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
This year’s Ramadan came at a time when the world was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, with many governments locking down countries in a bid to suppress the spread of the pandemic.
The two holiest sites in Islam are also impacted as are optional visits to Makkah for Umrah – lesser pilgrimage.