Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
The head of Kenya's Public Service, Francis Kimemia, has announced that the Government of Kenya had finally declared Monday, March 4, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya, on account of the upcoming Presidential and General Elections.
The aforementioned declaration of Monday, March 4, 2013, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya ("It is Kenyans' democratic right to vote and that is why we have declared it a holiday to give them a chance to participate in the polls") is in line with the recently-revised (08-Jun-2012) Public Holidays Act, Section 2 (4), which declares that "the day in any year during which a general election is held following the dissolution of Parliament shall be a public holiday.".
Last year (02-Aug-2012), the Assumption of Office of The President Bill was tabled as a constitutional bill in Kenya's Parliament, confirming earlier announcements (08-Jun-2012) that an official non-working public holiday would be declared on the day the next President inauguration.
In the previous presidential election, a series of violence-related public holidays had been declared in Kenya (03-Jan-2008, 30-Dec-2007, and 20-Dec-2007).
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