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Kenya 2019 Idd-ul-Adha Public Holiday August 12

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: November 3, 2021

Kenyan Interior Ministry Spokesperson, Wangui Muchiri, has announced that a special Gazette Notice would be coming soon, declaring Monday, August 12, 2019, a public holiday to mark the Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday of Kenya.

Recall that, 2 years ago (2017-08-30), the Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Kenya was limited to Muslims.

A decade ago, during the quasi civil war that followed the 2007 elections (2007-12-30 and 2007-12-20), the Government of Kenya had gazetted Idd-ul-Adha as a new public holiday in Kenya (2007-12-14). However, the year after (2008-12-04), despite President Mwai Kibaki's promise to make it an annual public holiday (2007-11-06), 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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