Source:Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019
Kenyan Government's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has issued a gazette notice announcing that, pursuant to the Public Holidays Act of Kenya, the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday for Idd-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) in Kenya would be Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
As per the aforementioned Gazette Notice ("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 Wednesday, the 5th June, 2019 shall be a public holiday"), as happened a few times (2018-06-12, 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 2019 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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