Source:Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: November 3, 2021
Kenyan Interior Minister, Fred Matiangi, has gazetted Tuesday, July 20, 2021, as a public holiday to mark the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday of Kenya.
The aforementioned gazette entry reads as follows "It is notified for the general information of the public that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (2), as read with section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares that Tuesday, 20th July, 2021 shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Adha, 2021".
Until 4 years ago, the Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Kenya used to be limited to Muslims (2017-08-30).
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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