Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has gazetted Tuesday, August 9, as a public holiday.
The holiday is to allow Kenyans to participate in the General Elections.
"It isnotified for information to the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, pursuant to and in the 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 to afford the people of Kenya the opportunity to participate in the 2022 general elections of Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies and County Governors," he said in a gazette notice dated July 29.
Kenya holds general elections after five years. An election is held on the second Tuesday of the month of August.
Workers in the private and public sectors will have to take a rest to take part in the polls.