CS Matiang’i declares Monday public holiday

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 7 Oct, 2022 13:22 | 2 mins read
CS Matiang'i declares Monday public holiday
Interior CS Fred Matiangi. PHOTO/Courtesy

The government has declared Monday, October 10, 2022, a public holiday to mark Utamaduni Day.

In a statement on Friday, outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i asked Kenyans to honour the day by recognizing and celebrating the country's rich cultural diversity.

"In line with Section 2 (1) and 4 and Part One of the Schedule of Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), and pursuant to the declaration of the High Court of 6th November 2017 (Judicial Review 292 of 2017: Republic vs Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security ex parte Gragory Oriaro Nyauchi & four others), it is hereby notified that Monday, 10th October 2022, will be a public holiday (Utamaduni Day)," Matiang'i said.

"All citizens are reminded to honour the day by recognizing and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Kenya in a manner that promotes our unity, national cohesion, and economic progress," he added.

Huduma Day

The holiday, which was previously known as Moi Day, was celebrated to honour Daniel Arap Moi, the country's second president. It was renamed Huduma Day by the Cabinet in December 2019.

Huduma holiday
Late retired President Daniel Moi. PHOTO/Courtesy

Moi Day, State House said, was renamed in line with the former president's desire that the day be commemorated as a day of service and volunteerism.

The Cabinet also approved the renaming of Boxing Day which falls on December 26, to Utamaduni Day.

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