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The Interior Cabinet Secretary of the Kenyan government, Joseph Nkaissery, has announced that the Kenyan government had declared Monday, January 2, 2017, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Kenya for the upcoming New Year annual public holiday of Kenya which falls on a Sunday in 2017.
Using the same rationale as was used last week (2016-12-23) to declare Tuesday, December 27, 2016, as a one-off day in lieu public holiday in Kenya, the aforementioned announcement, contained in the Gazette Notice 10689, states that "It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Monday, 2nd January, 2017, be a public holiday", thus following the semi-systematic declaration of day in lieu public holidays in Kenya (2016-12-23, 2014-05-30, 2011-12-21 and 2010-12-23), despite the fact that sections 3 and 4 of the Public Holidays Act, states that public holidays shall remain on their set date, regardless of the day of the week.
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