MESSAGE OF GOODWILL FROM HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN

On May 5, 2019 In Statements and Speeches

On behalf of the people and the Government of Kenya, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters as they embark on the Holy Month of Ramadhan.

The Holy Month of Ramadhan as an important pillar in the Muslim faith, should be a period that inculcates in us the values of discipline, devotion and humility.

We particularly recognize the importance of this season to members of the Muslim community as it is a month during which they strengthen their journey of devotion and reflection

As a nation, the period of Ramadhan always gives us all an opportunity to reflect on the beauty of our cultural and religious diversity.

Faith continues to occupy a central place in the wellbeing of our nation and religious institutions play a key role in the promotion of essential values of unity, tolerance, compassion, charity and integrity. These are values that are critical for the wellbeing of the individual, family, and the entire nation.

As our Muslim brothers and sisters devote themselves to strengthen their faith during this period, we join them in solidarity and recognise the place of faith in consolidating our national unity.

As you embark on this solemn pillar of your faith, I urge all of you to remember our nation in your prayers and may your devotion be rewarded.

I also take this opportunity to encourage all Kenyans to cherish unity and tolerance; and to discard the minor challenges that seek to divide us while embracing the bonds that unite us.

On behalf of the entire nation, I wish you all a blessed Ramadhan.

Ramadhan Kareem and Saum Maqbul.

Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.,

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

5th May 2019

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