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CS Fred Matiangi Makes a Major Declaration on Friday

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, a national holiday in areas where elections are set to be held.

This includes Mombasa and Kakamega counties where the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will conduct gubernatorial elections.

Other areas include; Kitui Rural, Kacheliba, Pokot South, Rongai constituencies and Kwa Njenga Ward in Embakasi South, and Nyaki West Ward in Imenti North.

Three people had on Thursday filed a petition seeking to compel the Ministry of Interior to declare Monday, August 29, a public holiday as Mombasa and Kakamega counties head to the ballot following postponement of their gubernatorial elections.

Lawyer Oluga argued that failure to declare Monday a holiday would be discrimination against the residents in the said areas.

The matter was further complicated by litigation lawyer Emmanuel Makuto, representing the Attorney-General, who told the court there was no formal communication on the election date apart from media reports, which had indicated Monday, August 29 as the election date.

Days to the August 9 polls, the Ministry of Interior declared the voting day a public holiday to allow registered voters to exercise their civic duty of electing leaders.

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