President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of goodwill to all Muslims as they celebrate Eid-Ul Fitr.
The President said Eid-Ul Fitr is a time to rejoice having fulfilled the command of Allah, adding that it is also a time to share with the less fortunate in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
“Even though the Holy Month of Ramadhan has come to an end, I urge all Muslims to keep praying for the country as we head towards elections. Let us remember we are one people and continue to encourage one another to contribute to peace and unity amongst us. This will ultimately ensure our country remains the great nation that we are all proud of. May Allah, the most Merciful and Gracious, grant you peace, health and joy on this day,” reads part of the statement.
The festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Muslims gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called “Rakat”, which are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.
Deputy President William Ruto was not left behind as he prayed that the acts of faith during the month-long fast be rewarded in full.
ODM leader Raila Odinga also sent his wishes to Muslims, that their prayers during the holy month be answered.
Chief Justice Martha Koome joined in and sent a message of peace, love and happiness as Muslims mark Eid-Ul-Fitr.
The celebrations which mark the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, comes after the announcement by Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar as the moon was sighted at Ndambwe and Tchundwa in Lamu County.