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2022 KenyaSep 13
Kenya Tue, Sep 13National Holiday

A public holiday will be observed for the inauguration day of the Kenyan president-elect.

Tuesday September 13th 2022, has been declared a public holiday to pave the way for the swearing-in of President-elect William Ruto as Kenya’s fifth head of state.

Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua who is chairing the Assumption of the Office of President Committee on Tuesday announced the holiday, noting that a gazettement will be issued later this week.

“The day of the wearing-in shall be a public holiday of general observance throughout the territory of the Republic of Kenya. The formal Gazette notice will be issued later in the week,” Dr Kinyua said.

The committee handling the political transition in the country had previously declared that a public holiday will be observed on the inauguration day of the president-elect.

Addressing a press conference from Harambee House on Friday August 12th 2022, the Assumption of Office of the President Committee chair Joseph Kinyua said the gazettement would be actualised by the formal announcement of the presidential results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

On August 15th, Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.5% of the vote, according to the official results.

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