Source:Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: April 26, 2022
In a gazette notice the Kenyan Government's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has signed a notice announcing that, pursuant to section 3 of the Public Holidays Act of Kenya, the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Friday, June 15, 2018.
As per the aforementioned Gazette Notice ("In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of Public Holidays Act, Friday, the 15th 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 Day on Saturday, 16th June 2018"), as happened 5 years ago (2012-08-13), but contrary to what happened other years (2017-08-30, 2016-07-01, 2015-07-10, 2014-07-24, 2013-08-06, 2011-08-19, 2010-09-08 and 2009-09-11), Kenya has declared its 2018 End of Ramadan public holiday on the same date as many, though not all, other Muslim countries.
This frequent discrepancy between the date of the annual non-working public holiday for the upcoming Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya, and the date in other Muslim countries, is due to a specific clause of the Kenyan Public Holidays Act (2018-06-02).
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