Point in Time
Act No: CAP. 110
Act Title: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
[ Date of commencement:18th May, 1984. ]
[ Date of assent:11th May, 1984. ]
Arrangement of Sections
1.
Short title

This Act may be cited as the Public Holidays Act.

3.
Alteration or addition of public holiday

The Minister may at any time if he thinks fit, by notice in the Gazette, declare any day to be a public holiday either in addition to the days mentioned in the Schedule or in substitution for any of those days and either throughout Kenya or in any district, area or part thereof, and thereupon any day so appointed shall be a public holiday in all respects as if it were a day mentioned in the Schedule, in Kenya or the locality specified in the notice; and where, in any year, any day is so declared to be a public holiday in substitution for any of the days mentioned in the Schedule such latter day shall in such year cease to be a public holiday in Kenya or the locality specified in the notice.

[Act No. 47 of 1952, s. 3, L.N. 604/1963, Sch., L.N. 124/1964, Sch.]

4.
When public holiday falls on a Sunday

Where, in any year, a day in Part I of the Schedule falls on a Sunday, then the first succeeding day, not being a public holiday, shall be a public holiday and the first-mentioned day shall cease to be a public holiday.

[Act No. 47 of 1952, s. 4, Act No. 2 of 1984, s. 3.]

5.
Savings
(1)

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, the head of a department of the Government may open the offices and premises thereof, and call upon persons employed therein to perform such of their duties as he may require of them, on a public holiday.

(2)

The provisions of this Act shall be subject to any written law or individual agreement under which an employee may be required to work on public holidays under specified or agreed conditions as to rates of pay, days off in lieu, or otherwise.

6.

Deleted by Act No. 21 of 1966, First Sch.

[Act No. 47 of 1952, s. 5.]

PART I

PART II

PART III