Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Tuesday, 9th August a public holiday.
In a special Gazette Notice issued on Thursday, 4th August CS Matiang’i said Tuesday will be a holiday to allow Kenyans to participate in the General Election.
The election will see Kenyans elect their preferred leaders including the president, governors, senators, MPs, woman representatives as well as ward representatives.
“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 Holiday 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 gazette notice.
Tuesday’s elections will mark the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure having served the nation for two five-year terms.
Four candidates William Ruto (Kenya Kwanza), Raila Odinga (Azimio), George Wajackoyah (Roots Party), and David Waihiga (Agano Party) battle it out for the presidency.
With only four days remaining, the presidential candidates are on their final campaign trail to woo voters.
This weekend Azimio and UDA will be holding their last rallies in Kasarani and Nyayo stadiums respectively.