Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tomorrow public holiday in Kenya, not in the US

President Mwai Kibaki has declared tomorrow, Thursday, November 6, 2008, a public holiday, in celebration of our Obama's victory. This is a great opportunity for another long week-end if you take a day off on Friday! 

President Kibaki said: “This is a momentous day not only in the history of the United States of America, but also for us in Kenya. The victory of Senator Obama is our own victory because of his roots here in Kenya. As a country, we are full of pride for his success."

In the meantime, in the US, people continue working. Even Election Day itself was a normal working day. A colleague was just telling me that all our partying increases poverty. Have we moved from a working nation, to a walking nation, and now to a partying nation? What do you think?


egm said...

I had your exact sentiments. Then I thought, maybe there's a method to the madness. Since productivity will be down anyways as people marvel at this event, why not just make it official? I don't know.

Shiko-Msa said...

For those of us who don't work on Saturdays, a short week is always a hot mess. Now try an unexpected short week! Right now we're going crazy trying to double work for today and kesho. And to spread some comment love.

Having said that, a free day is also something and I can always sort out the mess on Friday.

pink m said...

Our government is crazy. I felt for some guys who had flown in trainers from out of the country, and now had to pay them over the weekend as the training was scheduled to end on Friday. We like to waste resources evidently.

Rafiki said...

egm: happy to hear we were initially feeling the same, but then I lost you...

shiko: hope you survived the short week

pink: one idea for your friends: let them send their invoice to the Office of the President. He may not pay, but it may make him realize the damage he is causing.