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Kenya Extends Electoral Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017)

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)

The government of Kenya has extended the public holidays on account of the upcoming general elections, by also declaring Wednesday, October 25, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya ("In exercise of powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Wednesday, the 25th October, 2017 be a public holiday to accord Kenyans the opportunity to participate in the Fresh Presidential Election").

Today's announcement, contained in a gazette notice signed by acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, follows on the heels of last week's announcement by acting Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i (19-Oct-2017), that Thursday, October 26, 2017, had been gazetted as a non-working public holiday in Kenya, "to allow Kenyans to vote in the repeat presidential election".

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the date of the initial general elections had been declared a public holiday in Kenya (01-Aug-2017), as was Monday, March 4, 2013, the date of the previous general elections in Kenya (26-Feb-2013), and we expected October 17 to be similarly declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya (04-Sep-2017), until the recent change of date to Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Note that the Assumption of Office of The President Bill constitutional bill (02-Aug-2012), mandates that an official non-working public holiday be declared in Kenya on the day of a presidential inauguration (03-Feb-2013 and 08-Jun-2012).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Kenya bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
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• Kenya 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
• Kenya 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
• Kenya 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
• Kenya 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2017-10-19: Kenyan Public Holiday October 26
• 2017-09-04: Kenyan Public Holiday Expected October 17
• 2017-08-01: Kenyan Public Holiday August 8
• 2013-02-26: Kenyan Electoral Public Holiday March 4
• 2013-02-03: Kenyan Inauguration Public Holidays Dates Announced
• 2012-08-02: Kenyan Inaugural Public Holiday Bill Tabled
• 2012-06-08: Kenyan 2013 Electoral Public Holiday


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