Matiang’i declares Tuesday public holiday

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i./FILE

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Tuesday 9th August a public holiday.

In a special gazette notice dated 29th of July, 2022, CS Matiang’i declared Tuesday a public holiday to allow Kenyans participate in the general elections.

The gazette notice declaring Tuesday a public holiday./COURTESY

“It is notified for information to the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination on 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 elections of Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies and County Governors,” read the notice.

Meanwhile, Kenyans are asking the Interior CS to also declare Monday a public holiday to allow them travel for the elections.

Kenyans say most have registered as voters in different counties which will require them to travel for the general elections.

Steve Kariuki@SteveKariukis says “What about Monday Waziri? Its should be a holiday to travel”

vasimkana@vasimkana92 says “You could have given us a public holiday on Monday so people get time to travel to where they have registered as voters, and do their constitutional right”

Peter Ndumia@NdumiaPeter says “We want Monday so that we can travel to upcountry to exercise our right of suffrage”

GD@BASHU@GBASHU says “Give people even Monday Bw.CS @FredMatiangi to enable more people to travel and vote”

Siangigi@melanin_afrique says “And Monday? People have to travel”

IzohKiptish@Kiptishke says “Infact the whole week should be a public holiday”

D@Vi_VaKE says “Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th need to be PH as well To allow Travel To/From After participation for #ElectionsKE#KenyaDecides2022