Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam and every Muslim is expected to observe.
Muslim faithful in the country will join other Muslims worldwide in fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan.Most of the Muslims are optimistic that the sacred month will be a blessing to them.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar.All Muslims are expected to observe fasting because it is the fourth pillar of Islam.It lasts for a period of 29-30 days and the Muslim fraternity are expected to fast from dawn to dusk.
The sacred month has started in earnest with the Muslim faithful being urged to refrain from eating, drinking for certain periods during the day or using abusive words but rather focus on redeeming themselves to Allah.
With the start of the holy month, business people are preparing to make a kill as biscuits, cakes and spices believed to regain the energy for those who have fasted decorate the stalls.
Leaders are urging Kenyans to remain peaceful throughout this month and even beyond. During Madaraka day celebrations, President Uhuru Kenyatta waived duty on dates in anticipation of the holy month of Ramadan.
The end of the Holy Ramadan is marked by Eid-Ul-Fitri.
From KUTV desk we wish all our Muslims brothers and sisters Saum Maqbul and Ramadhan Kareem.