The government has declared 9th August, 2022, a public holiday.
through a public gazette, Interior cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said that Kenyans will use the holiday to exercise their democratic right of choosing the next president.
“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,” read the Gazette Notice in part.
Matiang’i added,” This will 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, and the President.”
With only four days remaining, top presidential contenders will make their laps this weekend with Azimio and UDA holding their rallies in kasarani and Nyayo stadium respectively.