Kenyans likely to get a second holiday this month after CS Ukur's letter to Matiang'i

Ukur Yatani requests Matiang'i to make August 26 a public holiday

Acting Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani

Kenyans are likely to get a second public holiday this month after acting Treasury CS Ukur Yatani wrote to his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang'i recommending August 26th to be a holiday in facilitation of the national census.

Yatani said the proposal was aimed at reducing movement in the country so that most citizens can be counted from their homes in the exercise that will officially kick off on August 24.

"We have forwarded our proposal to the Interior cabinet secretary to liase with the President for consideration to declare August 26 a national holiday to allow for the citizens to be enumerated from the comfort of their own homes,” the acting CS revealed while briefing members of the press on the preparations for the national exercise.

CS Matiang'i will have the final say on the matter as he has the legal mandate of declaring a public holiday through a gazette notice.

The 2019 census is expected to last a week until August 31st.

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