Cabinet Secretary for Defence Adan Duale has urged all Muslims to continue praying for peace and stability of the country as he joined them to mark Eid-Ul-Fitr on Wednesday in Eastleigh Highschool grounds.

Duale who was in the company of other leaders lauded the government’s move to gazzette Eid-Ul-Fitr as a public holiday terming it as admirable.

“Amidst the vibrant atmosphere of prayer and reflection, the gazzetment of Eid as public holiday and Our participation as leaders highlights the government’s acknowledgment and respect for diverse religious traditions within the country,” said Duale.

He continued to add that such gestures not only promote social cohesion but also demonstrate solidarity with the Muslim community during their religious festivities.

During the celebrations, he commended President William Ruto for abolishing the vetting process of Kenyans applying for national identity cards.

On Monday, President Ruto announced that he would issue out a policy document provides ways for how people irrespective of the region they come from can get IDs.

“Starting Next month (May 2024) there will be no vetting for Kenyans who want to get ID cards. I’m going to be issuing a policy document to make sure that we have a mechanism that is similar to other Kenyans so that we don’t discriminate based on religion or region,” Ruto said.

Eid ul-Fitr which means ” the feast of breaking the fast” is celebrated by the Muslim community worldwide to mark the end of a month-long dawn to dusk fasting of Ramadan which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

It symbolises the importance of remembering Allah on all occasions and also reminds them them that by being patient and steadfast, they can earn great rewards.

An Islamic month can have either 29 or 30 days depending on when the new crescent Moon is first visible. This according to an article by the Islamic Relief Island, the Islamic calendar operates on the lunar cycle shifts forward approximately 11 days each year



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