MONDAY DECLARED PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Monday September 12 has been declared a public holiday to celebrate Idd-ul-Adha.
Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery made the announcement in a gazette notice on Friday.
Eid al Adha the holiest celebration in the Islamic calendar Literally translating as the “festival of the sacrifice marks the end of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca undertaken by Muslims all over the world.
At least 5,000 Kenyans have traveled to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage amid new security measures by Saudi Arabia authorities.
Kenyans left in batches ahead of the climax of the pilgrimage that will be marked by various ceremonies and prayers between today and Thursday next week.
The government of Saudi Arabia said it has taken the necessary measures to forestall insecurity and tragedies that were witnessed last year.