“Thursday, July 7 will be observed as a public holiday to mark Idd-Ul-Fitr.”

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery announced and gazetted that Idd-Ul-Fitr will be a public holiday for all Kenyans.

The holy season begins with the sighting of the crescent moon on the evening following the new moon and lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on the lunar cycle.

The Koran states that the  fasting only starts after the moon is sighted.

However the Chief Kadhi announced the beginning of the fasting on June 5th after failing to see the moon that signals the beginning.

The fasting that started on 7th June will come to a close on July 7th.