The declaration by Interior CS Kithure Kindiki of Friday 21st April 2023 being a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr has disturbed the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Chairman Hassan Naado as he says the desicion should have been purely based on sighting of the moon.
Mr Hassan Naado adds on to say that the decision is a big risk for the government because there is no assurance that the moon will appear on that same day to mark the end of the holy month of fasting. He also addressed that the end of Ramadhan should only be marked by the Chief Kadhi and not those in State authority.
The Ramadhan season normally ends on the 29th or 30th day depending on the sighting of the moon. Therefore it means that if the crescent moon does not appear on Thursday then Muslims in the nation will continue fasting on Friday despite the fact it has been declared a public holiday by the government.
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