Government declares Wednesday 25th as National holiday


Nairobi,KENYA:The acting interior cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has declared Wednesday 25th a national holiday.

In a gazette notice published on Tuesday 24th   the ministry says the decision was arrived at so as to allow Kenyans to participate in the electoral process.

“It is notified for the general information of the public  that the acting cabinet secretary  for interior and coordination  of national governenment in exercise  of the powers conferred by section 3 of the public holidays act  declares that  Wednesday the 25th of October 2017 be a public holiday to accord Kenyans the opportunity to participate in the fresh presidential elections”Reads the Gazette notice.

A repeat of the presidential election is scheduled for 26th of October  but leaders of the NASA coalition have urged supporters to boycott the election.