The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Tuesday a public holiday.

Tuesday has been declared a public holiday to allow Kenyans to exercise their democratic right to vote.

Matiang’i announced the holiday in a Gazette Notice dated July 20, 2022.

"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 Holidays 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," the notice read.

The holiday will provide Kenyans with the unique opportunity to participate in the 2022 general elections for Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies and County Governors.