President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of goodwill to all Muslims as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
In his message, President Kenyatta said Eid-ul-Fitr is a time to rejoice having fulfilled the command of Allah (the most Merciful and Gracious).
He also said that Eid-ul- Fitr is a time to share with the less fortunate in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
The Head of State further urged Kenyans to maintain peace and unity ahead of the 9th August general elections.
“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,” he said.
“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. Eid Mubarak.”
Deputy President William Ruto who also sent his goodwill message prayed that the acts of faith during the holy month of fasting be rewarded.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga also sent his wishes to Muslims that their prayers during the holy month be accepted.