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Sorry, No Public Holiday

The government has rubbished claims that Monday, October 14 is a public holiday

In a Twitter post on Saturday, the Interior Ministry urged Kenyans to ignore a picture alleged to be a Gazette Notice on the same.

Members of the public are urged to disregard any notice or report indicating that tomorrow’s is a Public Holiday. For avoidance of doubt the aforesaid Monday 14 October, 2019 is a working day,” the ministry said.

The photo of the purported Gazette notice emerged after Eliud Kipchoge made history in Vienna on Saturday, becoming the first man to run a marathon in under two hours.

Kenyans had taken to social media to celebrate the marathoner’s achievement with some calling for the Government to declare a public holiday in his honor.

Others suggested that either a billboard be placed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), a road in Nairobi be named after Kipchoge or a monument be constructed to serve as a reminder of his great feat.

Out of the four suggestions, so far, only one has come to pass: Kipchoge will have a street named after him.

“We will of course name a street in honor of (Eliud) Kipchoge because he has brought a lot of joy to our county,” Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno told Citizen Digital.

Below is a list of public holidays in Kenya:

New Year’s Day………… January 1

Good Friday……………… March or April

Easter Monday……………March or April

Labour Day………………. May 1

Madaraka Day ………….. June 1

Moi Day ………………….. October 10

Mashujaa Day…………….. October 20

Jamhuri Day………………. December 12

Christmas Day …………… December 25
Boxing Day……………….. December 26

Two other public holidays; Idd-ul-Fitr and Idd-ul-Adha, are announced depending on the appearance of the moon.

Gabriel Oguda@gabrieloguda

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john sinyei@SinyeiJohn
Elias Kipchoge has made us proud, now it is our turn to make him feel what we are feeling : say a holiday and rename a road like Outer ring in Nairobi, Eliud Kipchoge
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Ismail Farmajo@IFarmajo
Our irreducible minimum,,

We want this photo to be put on JKIA billboard and Monday be declared public holiday!!!

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Fidel

INEOS 1:59 Challenge

🇬🇧 1954 Roger Bannister breaks the 4-minute mile

🇺🇸 1969 Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

🇯🇲 2009 @UsainBolt runs 100m in 09.58

🇰🇪 2019 @EliudKipchoge runs a sub two-hour marathon#INEOS159 #NoHumanIsLimited

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Dear President Uhuru, we kindly request a public holiday for The Goat Eliud Kipchoge

King Of Kigooco Ngaruiya Junior@of_kigooco

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Tom Muema@1tommuema

http://G.O.AT  Kipchoge is doing it guys, meanwhile Monday should be a public holiday to celebrate our superman. Please @FredMatiangi Cheza kama wewe. Atleast Eliud is making us proud again.

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G.O.AT  Kipchoge is doing it guys, meanwhile Monday should be a public holiday to celebrate our superman. Please @FredMatiangi Cheza kama wewe. Atleast Eliud is making us proud again.

Mwarango MBS@mwarango

Wadau kaeni rada, nko na feeling Monday will be a public holiday ya Eliud Kipchoge💥 akimake history.🎉🎉 Part after parte🙌👏.. Aki October is awesome, hope November is learning something… 💪💪

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Calf Gaucho@CalfGaucho
A true reflection of Kenya’s resilience.
Make Monday Eliud Kipchoge public Holiday. Mkubwa shughulikia hii maneno😁 https://twitter.com/williamsruto/status/1182937399090958342 

@WilliamsRuto

Wadau kaeni rada, nko na feeling Monday will be a public holiday ya Eliud Kipchoge💥 akimake history.🎉🎉 Part after parte🙌👏.. Aki October is awesome, hope November is learning something…
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😁 https://twitter.com/williamsruto/status/1182937399090958342 
A blistering 1.59.40! Congratulations  for the historic achievement in shattering the sub-two-hour barrier for the marathon; you are arguably the greatest runner of all time.
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