MATIANG’I DECLARES MONDAY A PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR CERTAIN AREAS

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday a public holiday in eight areas.

Matiangi asked employers to release their employees who are registered voters in the listed electoral areas to enable them to vote.

In accordance with the Constitution of Kenya (Articles 101 (1), 177 (1) (a) and 180 (1) and the Public Holidays Act (Sections 2(4) and 3), Monday, 29th August 2022 has been declared a public holiday in the listed electoral areas. Employers around the country are requested to release their employees who are registered voters in the listed electoral areas to enable them to vote,” Matiangi stated.

The areas include; Mombasa and Kakamega counties.

The Mombasa and Kakamega governor elections were first postponed on August 9 after the commission discovered some errors on the ballot papers.

The elections were then scheduled for August 23, but were again put off.

During a meeting with the candidates in Nairobi, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati confirmed Monday, August 29, as the new date for the pending elections.

Other areas handed the holiday are; Kitui Rural, Kacheliba, Pokot and  Rongai constituencies, Kwa Njenga Ward (Embakasi South) and Nyaki West Ward (Imenti) will also have the holiday.

Employers around the country are requested to release their employees who are registered voters in the listed electoral areas to enable them to vote,” he said.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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