Muslims mark end of Ramadhan

By Millicent Awour

Muslims in Kenya on Monday joined their counterparts in the world to mark the end of holy month of Ramadhan. 

Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Shariff Muhdhar’s confirmed  that the new moon had been sighted hence the end of the 30 days long fast.

According to the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) National organising Secretary, Sharrif Hussein Omar, the Chief Kadhi made the confirmation after the moon was  sighted in various areas  including Likoni and Wajir.

The government has already gazetted 29th July as a holiday to enable Muslim faithful celebrate the end of Ramadhan period during which Muslims all over the world abstain from eating and drinking from dawn  to dusk.

In Mombasa Muslims faithfull’s have been urged to maintain peace as they observe Idd Ul fitr.

The Acting General Manager of the Kwale International Sugar Company Patrick Chebosi, said peace should be maintained at the Coast region to encourage investments.

Speaking at Pongwe Kidimu Location in Kwale County during the presentation of food to needy residents, Chebosi urged Muslims faithful to help security personnel  maintain peace by providing information on any suspect activities or persons to police.