Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta’s statement on 2018 Ramadan

On behalf of the people and the Government of Kenya, it gives me great pleasure to send this message of warm greetings, best wishes and solidarity to our Muslim brothers and sisters as they commence the Holy month of Ramadhan.

The period of Ramadhan always gives us Kenyans an opportunity to reflect on the beauty of our cultural and religious diversity. Our diversity has always been our strength and we endeavour to keep it that way forever.

I am happy for the positive role Islam plays in the daily lives of millions of our compatriots and contributing to the well-being of our country.

The Holy month of Ramadhan is a period during which Muslims strengthen their faith and we join them in solidarity as we cherish 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.

In solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters, I also take this opportunity to encourage all Kenyans to cherish unity; and to discard the small issues that 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.

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