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Kenya Mulls November 26 Public Holiday

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Kenyan State House spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, has announced that the government of Kenya was considering declaring Thursday, November 26, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kenya.

As per the aforementioned announcement, made Friday during a meeting with media editors, "Thursday, November 26, might be declared a public holiday due to disruption by Pope Francis mass at [University of Nairobi] grounds".

The declaration of Thursday, November 26, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kenya, would be in addition to the list of Kenyan non-working public holidays contained in the memo clarifying the list of, and rules regulating, public holidays in Kenya, and which was issued by Kenya's Permanent Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service, Francis K. Muthaura, 4 years ago (2011-01-10), following the promulgation of a new Kenyan Constitution (2010-08-12).



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