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Kenya Declares December 27 Public Holiday

Source: The Nation (Nairobi)
Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 26, 2022

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior, Fred Matiangi, has announced that Monday, December 27, 2021, would be a one-off day in lieu public holiday in Kenya.

As per the aforementioned gazette notice, "In line with the provisions of Section 2 and 4 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), it is hereby confirmed that 27th December 2021 will be a public holiday, by dint of Boxing Day falling on Sunday 26th December 2021.".

Note that Sunday, December 26, 2021, is not a public holiday in Kenya, as the Public Holidays Act of 1984 specifies that "Where, in any year, a day in Part 1 of the Schedule falls on a Sunday, then the first succeeding day, not being a public holiday, shall be a public holiday and the first-mentioned day shall cease to be public holiday".

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