Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i declares Tuesday, 9th August, 2022, a public holiday to allow Kenyans to vote in the upcoming 2022 General Election.
In a gazette notice, Matiang’i stated that this will enable Kenyans participate in the 2022 General Election.
The much-anticipated General Election will see Kenyans elect their preferred leaders including the President, Governors, Senators, Members of the National Assembly, Women Representatives as well as Ward Representatives.
It will also mark the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership with a successor likely to be inaugurated in September.
Tuesday’s election will see four candidates William Ruto (Kenya Kwanza), Raila Odinga (Azimio), George Wajackoyah (Roots Party), and David Waihiga (Agano Party) battle it out for the presidency.
This announcement came even as retailers Naivas and Quickmart announced that their branches will remain closed on August 9 to allow staffers and partners to vote.
The retailers have advised their customers to carry out shopping before the polls to avoid inconveniences during the closure.