Muslims in Kenya marked this year’s Eid – ul – fitr with pomp and color by converging at mosques and open grounds all over the Country.
People of all ages and sexes poured out in large numbers to mark the end of the Holy month. Calls for an end to Israel’s Gaza offensive were echoed across the Country.
In Garissa County, the Deputy Governor Mr. Abdullahi Hussein and County Commissioner Harun Khator addressed faithful at the General Mohamud Eid grounds.
They both appealed to residents of the County to maintain law and order.
Mr. Abdullahi took issue with the way Somali herders who crossed over to Lamu County in search of water and pasture were treated by security agencies.
Some of them were arrested while others disappeared without trace. He called for their fair treatment and urgent release.
Mr. Khator on his part lauded residents for their efforts in helping security agencies maintain law and order. He singled out an incident where residents apprehended an armed man in Gulleid area after he gunned down a businessman.
Following that act of bravery, the Government was able to contain the recent killings in the county by armed gunmen from Ethiopia.