Monday is not ‘Kipchoge Day’ — Matiang’i cautions Kenyans

After finally managing the INEOS 159 challenge, Kenyans all over the world celebrated the milestone of the great Eliud Kipchoge.

Shortly after, an alleged fake gazette started circulating the social media appearing to indicate Monday as a public holiday to celebrate the achievements of the great marathoner.

Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i who’s signage was used in the document, took to twitter to denounce the gazette notice and urging Kenyans to ignore it.

“MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO DISREGARD ANY NOTICE OR REPORT INDICATING THAT TOMORROW IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY. FOR AVOIDANCE OF ANY DOUBT, THE FORESAID MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER IS A WORKING DAY” Said the Ministry.

Excited Kenyans took to social media to congratulate the marathon runner, with some calling for a statue in his honour, a billboard, and a public holiday.

Uasin Gichu Deputy Governor Daniel Chelimo, confirmed that a street in Eldoret town, where Kipchoge hails, will be named after him.