Public Holiday in Kenya in 2023

Public Holiday in Kenya in 2023
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2022 Kenya Tue, Aug 9 National Holiday

A public holiday to allow Kenyans to participate in the General Election.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has gazetted Tuesday August 9th 2022 as a public holiday to enable Kenyans participate in the General Election.

The General Election will see Kenyans elect their preferred leaders including the President, Governors, Senators, Members of the National Assembly, Women representatives as well as Ward Representatives. Eligible Kenyan voters will elect the resident, MPs and senators, county governors and members of the 47 county assemblies.

The elections will mark the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership with a successor likely to be inaugurated in September.

It will be the third General Election, fourth presidential, since the promulgation of the 2010 constitutional referendum.

“IT IS notified for information to the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, pursuant to and in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (4) of the Public Holidays Act, read together with Articles 101 (1), 177 (1) (a) and 180 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, declares Tuesday, 9th August, 2022, as a public holiday to afford the people of Kenya the opportunity to participate in the 2022 General Election of Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies and County Governors,” Matiangi said in a gazette notice dated July 29th 2022.

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