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Kenya Amends 2 Annual Public Holidays

Source: The Nation (Nairobi)
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: April 23, 2022

The cabinet of the government of Kenya, at its last meeting, chaired by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, approved changes to the public holidays legislation of Kenya, whereby Moi Day would be renamed as Huduma Day, while Boxing Day would henceforth be renamed to Utamaduni Day.

Interestingly, as the aforementioned decision was announced, the Interior ministry has been in the process of introducing a bill to Parliament to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap 110, and cancel Moi Day as a public holiday in Kenya, requiring Kenya's Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, to declare October 10 as a public holiday, each year (2019-10-08, 2018-10-08 and 2018-10-01).

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