• The Ministry of Interior advised Kenyans to ignore a fake gazette notice saying that there will be a holiday to mark the Diwali celebrations. 

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
Image: MAGATI OBEBO

The Ministry of Interior has denied widespread reports that there will be a pblic holiday on Thursday, November 4. 

On its social media, the Ministry advised Kenyans to ignore a fake gazette notice saying that there will be a holiday to mark the Diwali celebrations. 

"The Government HAS NOT declared a public holiday on Thursday Nov 4, 2021. The purported gazette notice declaring a holiday is fake!" the ministry wrote. 

The message has attracted reactions from Kenyans, who are lovers of public holidays. 

Here are some of the reactions from the disappointed souls. 

@ Joy - "We demand equity Hindu community also need a public holiday why are they not given one. Christians have Easter and Christmas, Muslims 2 Eid celebrations with public holidays, Hindus just need one day to enjoy there fundamental rights with family and friends."

@ Peter - "Acheni hizo sisi tushamark calendar.... Twapiga sherehe on 4th"

@ Wanjala - "We must also recognize Hindus.........Mr Matiang'i kama tulikukosea tumesema Soree....."

@ Brian - "So where is the Real one hawa wahindi wanakulanga holidays za wakristo ata sisi tunataka holiday yao."

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