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The Interior CS has declared Monday, August 29 a public holiday in 8 areas.

Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i has declared Monday, August 29 a public holiday in eight regions across the country that will be holding elections.

Among the eight regions are Kakamega and Mombasa counties which will be holding gubernatorial elections.

Others include Kitui Rural Constituency, Kacheliba Constituency, Pokot South Constituency, Rongai Constituency, Kwa Njenga Ward (Embakasi South Constituency) and Nyaki West Ward (Imenti North Constituency).

In a statement issued by Matiang'i on Friday, the CS urged employers in the areas to release their employees so that they can vote.

"In accordance with the Constitution of Kenya (Articles 101 (1), 177 (1) (a) and 180 (1) and the Public Holidays Act (Sections 2(4) and 3), Monday, 29th August 2022 has been declared a public holiday in the listed electoral areas," Matiang'i stated.

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.

Elections in the eight regions had been suspended by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission due to errors on ballot papers.

The ballot papers were bearing wrong credentials and wrong images of the candidates vying for various positions in the areas.

On Tuesday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha also said that schools in the areas holding the elections will remain closed before resuming studied on Tuesday, August 30.

“The children can stay at home on Monday 29, and report to school on Tuesday 30. For those mixed schools which are both Boarding and day, the Boarding scholars should remain in school and remain away from the polling areas,” Magoha said.