For Eid-Ul-Adha (Idd-Ul-Azha), Interior CS Kithure Kindiki announced Wednesday, June 28, a public holiday.
The CS highlighted that the announcement is in accordance with the Public Holidays Act in a Special Gazette Notice dated Monday, June 26.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (2) and part II of the schedule, as read with section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration declares that Wednesday, June 28, 2023, shall be a public holiday to mark Eid-Ul-Adha (Idd-Ul-Azha),” the statement read in part.
Kindiki’s acknowledgment of the holiday and subsequent announcement received praise from Defense CS Aden Duale.
“My sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Government, through my colleague CS – Interior, Prof Kindiki Kithure for the recognition and proclamation of June 28, 2023, as a public holiday to mark Eid-Ul-Adha,” he stated.
Dates chosen in accordance with Islam are to be recognized as public holidays under Section 3 of the Public Holidays Act.
According to the Islamic faith, the holiday, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is observed to honor the devotion of Abraham and Ishmael. The event honors the culmination of the pilgrimage, which is Islam’s fifth pillar.