Source:Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The President’s Strategic Communications Unit, PSCU, of Kenya, has announced that, contrary to earlier reports, Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, did in fact not announce that August 26th, 2019, would be a public holiday in Kenya to facilitate the upcoming census process.
Earlier this month (2019-08-11), Kenya's Acting Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Ukur Yattani, and the team of the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS), had requested that the Kenyan government declare Monday, August 26, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya to facilitate the census process, as was done, 10 years ago (2009-08-23), when, then Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki, had declared Tuesday, August 25, 2009, as a, one-off, census public holiday, as had other African countries, in the past (2008-06-18 and 2008-03-19).
And, indeed, over this past weekend (2019-08-17), Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced that his government had agreed to the request by the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS), and would declare Monday, August 26, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Kenya to facilitate the upcoming census process.
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