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Just In: Gov't Finally Clarifies Whether Monday 24th is Another Public Holiday, Gives New Directives

The government of Kenya through the Ministry of Interior has finally clarified the recent claims about another public holiday before the end of this month, just days after celebrating Mashujaa Day at Uhuru Gardens.

Over past hours, Kenyans on social media have continued to stream on social media, making speculations on whether Monday 24th is a public holiday in the country. An officer from the Interior Security ministry who spoke to Standard Digital media group has now informed that the government will not gazette the aforementioned day to be a public holiday.

“Monday (October 24) will be a normal workday. The government won’t gazette it as a public holiday,” the Interior ministry Representative noted.

On the said day, people particularly some regions in Indian do celebrate Diwali, a holiday well known to be associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. The festival normally lasts for five to six days and it's celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika. With that, he argued that the festival can be celebrated by those involved but won't be gazetted to be a public holiday to be celebrated by all Kenyans.

“It could be an occasion celebrated by Hindus in Kenya and other parts of the world, but as per the government’s holidays calendar, it won’t be celebrated by all Kenyans countrywide,” the informant added.

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