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“Saum Maqbul” Raila Odinga's Remarks Sparks Reactions Among Kenyans

Photo|Courtesy: Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga

The Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga has led Kenyans in celebrating and wising the Muslim community a blessed Ramadan. The former Prime Minister who is popular among people across the country, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Burundi and other African Union (AU) countries as well as the entire world made the witty remarks through his official social media pages.

Ramadan which is also spelled as Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a month of fasting, prayer, and contemplation for Muslims all over the world. It is a holy month for Muslims who practice fasting, introspection, and prayer. The period is commemorated as the month when Muhammad received the first revelations of the Muslim's holy book known as Quran. It is considered to be blessed and is mainly dedicated to fasting and prayer.

His Earthquake-ness the Enigma who is also president Uhuru Kenyatta's designated successor led Kenyans in wishing Muslim brothers and sisters a happy season as they commemorate the month. Below is a post he made through his official Facebook page:

“Ramadhan Mubarak and Saum Maqbul to all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters” Raila posted.

The post sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans with people joining their next president in sending positive thoughts and messages to the Muslim community as they commemorate the day in a successful and peaceful manner. Here are some of the reactions from social media users:

We wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters a Ramadan Mubarak and Ramadhan Kareem.

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