Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Kenya's Interior Minister, Fred Matiang’i, has released a special Gazette Notice declaring next Tuesday, August 21, 2018, a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Azha.
As per the aforementioned announcement ("It is notified for the general information of the public that, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares that Tuesday, the 21st August, 2018 be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Azha, 2018"), contrary to what happened last year (30-Aug-2017), when the Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya was limited to Muslims, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, will be a non-working public holiday for all Kenyans.
A decade ago, during the quasi civil war that followed the 2007 elections (30-Dec-2007 and 20-Dec-2007), the Government of Kenya had gazetted Idd-ul-Adha as a new public holiday in Kenya (14-Dec-2007). However, the year after (04-Dec-2008), despite President Mwai Kibaki's promise to make it an annual public holiday (06-Nov-2007), the government of Kenya announced that the 2007 declaration of a public holiday for the Idd-ul-Adha had been a one-off affair.
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