Kenyans have taken to the social media to express their displeasure with acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i's after he Friday is a public holiday for Muslims only.
In a notice on Wednesday, the CS said: "Employers should allow Muslims to be away from work but for non-Muslims, this will be a normal working day."
Muslims across the world will mark Idd ul Adha, also to referred as "Sacrifice Feast" on Friday.
Following the announcement, Kenyans on Twitter expressed anger on the CS and accused the government of discrimination.
Most them posed the question whether Muslims will work on Christmas Day which is marked by Christians globally. The anger got deeper after learning that neighboring Uganda citizens will stay home on Friday.
"Idd-Ul-Adha is holiday for Christians too as it celebrates the sacrifice to God of Abraham's son Isaac.Why the bias in favour of Muslims?" Edwin Makokha asked.
"@FredMatiangi this is unfair. Last year this was a holiday for all Kenyans. What has changed? Akiniee said.
Ahmed Mohamed wrote: "Idd- ul -adha is a celebration. We wish to celebrate it with our non Muslim friends too. Retweet so that it becomes a holiday for all."
"Idd-Ul-Adha should be a public holiday for ALL Kenyans. #unite the country - don't divide #Kenya
#Holiday #KenyaMovingForward,". Yannick Podschlapp
"This is religious discrimination, ni venye court wako busy otherwise ningepeleka petition (I would have petitioned if the courts weren't busy)," '@tony_werrason' said.
"Matiangi should publicize Idd-Ul-Adha as a public holiday for everyone in Kenya. ai me i'll be going for christmas holidays," zainab mohammed A said.
''@Nickmug said': "Is it constitutional? Doesn't it amount to discrimination?"