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Kenyan Calls For Primaries Public Holiday

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kenyan MPs allied to the National Alliance party (TNA) have called on the government of Kenya to declare Thursday, January 17, 2013, a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya "to enable political parties to conduct their primaries smoothly".

The aforementioned calls for Thursday, January 17, 2013, to be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya is unlikely to be heeded as, last month (2012-12-12), Kenya's Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, had already ruled-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya to enable people to go register as voters for the upcoming presidential elections.

Earlier this year (2012-08-02), the Assumption of Office of The President Bill was tabled as a constitutional bill in Kenya's Parliament and confirms earlier announcements (2012-06-08) that an official non-working public holiday would be declared on the day the next President inauguration.

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