The government has declared Monday, May 25 a public holiday to allow Muslim faithful in Kenya to mark Idd-ul-Fitr celebrations.
The holiday has been gazetted in a notice dated May 20 from the office of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Monday, 25th May, 2020, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr,” the notice reads.
As a tradition, Eid-ul-Fitr is a day of celebration that is normally marked by eating and handing out gifts.
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However, the necessities of social distancing typified by social distancing in a bid to tame the means the celebrations will be restricted to family level.
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