Matiangi declares tomorrow a public holiday

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 11:43 | < 1 min read
Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i, has declared Monday, May 25, 2020 a public holiday. [PHOTO | FILE]
Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi. PHOTO/File
Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i, has declared Saturday, October 11, 2020, a public holiday. [PHOTO | FILE]

Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang'i has confirmed that tomorrow, October 10, will be a public holiday that will henceforth be named Huduma Day.

In a press release on Friday, the Interior CS said the holiday will be observed through countrywide prayers to showcase Kenyans commitment to helping the community.

“Kenyans are encouraged to participate in the prayers and promote national unity, social justice, cohesion, and sustainable development in their communities for the benefit of present and future generations,” Dr. Matiang’i.

On Wednesday, the Presidency announced three days of national prayer starting beginning today with the main event being an inter-faith national prayer service at State House, Nairobi on Saturday, October 10.

This announcement comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide curfew by another 60 days in a cautious approach to reopening the economy.

The President said that while the Covid-19 cases were on the decline in the country, reversals in other countries especially Europe serve as a warning to avoid a headlong dash to normalcy.