World Bulletin / News Desk
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday greeted his country's Muslim community as it gears up to celebrate the Ramadan fasting month.
"With the start of the holy month of Ramadan this weekend, I am delighted to send my personal greetings and express my warmest wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters," Kenyatta said in a statement.
"Ramadan is a special period for Muslims in Kenya and across the world to renew their commitments to God. It is also an opportunity to renew commitments to society, as it provides time to celebrate with friends and family," he added.
Kenyatta went on to say that the holy month was a time for Muslims to commit to peace and show compassion to their fellow human beings.
"As I wish Muslims God's blessings, I also urge them to offer special prayers for our country to overcome the challenges we face," he said.
"As we usher in this sacred month, let us all unite as Kenyans and rise above ethnic and religious boundaries in our shared efforts to make our beloved nation a place we are proud to call home," he added.
The president also expressed special thanks to all Muslims, who, he said, had contributed to Kenya's prosperity and promoted peace and stability in the East African nation.
"I am certain that our Muslim brothers and sisters will do all they can to promote harmony and diversity of religion, which has been our strength," Kenyatta said. "Ramadan Karim [Ramadan is munificent]."Last Mod: 28 Haziran 2014, 10:01