•Eid is one of the biggest celebrations in the Muslim calendar.
•He urged Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of the forthcoming elections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of goodwill to Muslims across the country as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
“To all our Muslim brothers and sisters, as we mark the end of the Holy Month of Ramadhan today, it gives me great pleasure to send you this message of goodwill and best wishes as you celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr,” he said.
Eid is one of the biggest celebrations in the Muslim calendar.
Today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday), many Muslims will attend Eid prayers at their mosque.
Many people enjoy large meals with friends and family during the celebrations.
President Matiang'i gazetted Tuesday as a public holiday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid-ul- Fitr is a time to rejoice after having fulfilled the command of Allah (the Most Merciful and Gracious).
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,” Uhuru said.
He urged Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of the forthcoming elections.
“May Allah, the Most Merciful and Gracious, grant you peace, health and joy on this day.”