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January 20, 2019

Wednesday declared public holiday for election preparations

"Kenyans will go to the elections to choose between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga." /COURTESY
"Kenyans will go to the elections to choose between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga." /COURTESY

The government has declared Wednesday a holiday for Kenyans to prepare for the repeat presidential election on Thursday.

Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i made the announcement in a gazette notice on Tuesday.

October 26 is also a public holiday.

Read: Government declares October 26 public holiday for voting

Kenyans will go to the elections to choose between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga.

However, Raila has said he will boycott the polls as IEBC has failed to implement the reforms he has been pushing following the cancelled August 8 vote.

The Opposition's NASA coalition said it will hold the mother of all protests on voting day to dispute the election.

More on this: 'Bullets, teargas won't stop us': Raila calls mega demos on October 26

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