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JHIA is ordinarily open to readers Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please note that JHIA is closed on all gazetted public holidays in Kenya (where a public holiday falls on a weekend, the next weekday is a day of rest) as well as on all major religious feasts as indicated below:

  • 1 January (New Year)
  • From Holy Thursday to Easter Monday inclusive (dates variable each year)
  • 1 May (Labor Day)
  • 1 June (Madaraka Day)
  • 31 July (Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus)
  • Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan (date depends on the sighting of the moon)
  • 20 October (Mashujaa Day)
  • 12 December (Jamhuri Day)
  • From 24 December to 2 January inclusive (Christmas break)

JHIA will also be closed on any day occasionally declared a day of rest by the Kenyan Government. In case of doubt, please contact us ahead of time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or, during working hours, call (+254) 20 2324109/ 731 0603381/ 719 177919

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