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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 (2017-10-19), 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 (2017-08-01), as was Monday, March 4, 2013, the date of the previous general elections in Kenya (2013-02-26), and we expected October 17 to be similarly declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya (2017-09-04), until the recent change of date to Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Note that the Assumption of Office of The President Bill constitutional bill (2012-08-02), mandates that an official non-working public holiday be declared in Kenya on the day of a presidential inauguration (2013-02-03 and 2012-06-08).
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