Holy Month of Ramadhan will start on Wednesday according to the Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar.
The Chief Kadhi said that Ramadhan is celebrated during the unprecedented times occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and asked Muslims to obey government restrictions of curfew and follow the Covid-19 protocols even as they fast and pray for an end to the deadly virus.
He however noted that they were unable to sight the moon in Mombasa County and other parts of the country, adding that the moon had been sighted in India and Qatar where they have already announced the start of the holy month.
Principal Kadhi at Mombasa Kadhi’s Court, Habib Salim Vumbi, said they had made calls in Moyale, Mandera, Isiolo, Garbatulla, Kakuma, Hola, Garsen, Malindi, Nairobi and Central but the moon has not been sighted.
He noted that the chances of sighting the moon were 50/50 as some Muslims in the country were unsure of which day it will be seen.