CS Fred Matiang’i has on Saturday dismissed a notice making rounds that October 14th will be a national holiday to celebrate the INEOS challenge.
Addressing Kenyans through social media CS Fred Matiang’i who is in charge of Interior and coordination of National Government termed the circulation as fake.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the Public Holidays, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares that Monday October 14th 2019 be a public holiday to mark INEOS challenge.” Read the fake circulation.
The notice is part of some photoshopped notices made by some Kenyans to convince the general public.
Some of the victims of such fake letters include Chief Justice David Maraga whose signature has been used in what was later declared fake.
Following the events of Saturdays historic win set by Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyans have expressed the need for the government to establish things like a statue in memory of Kipchoge.
The statue will remind Kenyans how important Saturday was to the country, inspire citizens and be a constant reminder for generations to come.
Leaders from various walks of life have also congratulated Kipchoge for the win calling him a pride of Kenya and the world at large.