Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for mass action on 20 March 2023.

The opposition’s grievances include the high cost of living, the outcome of the August 2022 general election, in which Odinga lost to president William Ruto, and upcoming electoral reforms.

Odinga also controversially declared the day a public holiday for what he said was to allow Kenyans to take part in the mass protests.

It is in relation to this that what appears to be a “special issue” of the Kenya Gazette, the government’s official publication, has surfaced on social media. It’s dated 17 March 2023 and numbered 134.

“It is notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 3 as read with section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays Act (Cap. 110), the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares Monday, 20th March, 2023 a public holiday marking Mass Action Day,” the notice reads.


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