UHURU declares Monday a Public Holiday which was last given in 2007 by KIBAKI! Elections??00:00
.... declaration of a holiday is in "recognition of the pivotal role played by religion in fostering cohesion and positive social order"
He also said the Jubilee Government has taken this step to ensure Kenyans share with their Muslim brothers to mark this celebration day.
"The Government has taken this step so as to allow all Kenyans to share in celebrating that auspicious Holy Day together with our Muslim Brothers and Sisters; on a day that celebrates sacrifice and unwavering obedience to the greater good..." Isipisu said in statement on Friday.
“The declaration is in line with Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap.110 of the Laws of Kenya), as read together with Section 3 of the Act," he added.
Idd-ul-Adha was last given by the Government in 2007 when we were approaching elections.