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Eid in pictures! Kenyan Muslims turn out in large numbers to mark the big day

By Abdihakim Mohamed

There was pomp and color as Kenyan Muslims yesterday turned out in large numbers to mark Eid-ul-fitr in different parts of the country.

The big day comes after a month long fasting.

Although sighting of the moon was reported from several areas in Kenya including Garissa, the Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar announced that the day will be marked on Saturday, July 18, a day also gazetted by the government as a public holiday, his deputy Rashid Ali Omar however joined majority of Muslims to celebrate Eid ul Fitr at Nairobi’s Sir. Ali Muslim Club.

The Deputy said his boss ignored his frequent messages about moon sightings within Kenya signalling the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.

Below are pictures from the big day:

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Deputy Chief kadhi of Kenya Rashid Ali Omar joins faithfuls in Eid prayers at Sir Ali Muslim Club in Nairobi on Friday

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Eid prayers in progress at Sir. Ali Muslim Club grounds on Friday


Eid prayers held at Eastleigh high school grounds. Pic. by Boniface Mwangi


Muslims converge at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa for Eid prayers


Wajir residents at Orahey grounds for the Eid prayers


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