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Kenya Further Amends Moi Public Holiday

Source: The Nation (Nairobi)
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2020

Kenyan Interior Minister, Fred Matiangi, has announced that tomorrow, Saturday, October 10, 2020, would be a public holiday in Kenya, named Huduma Day ("In line with the provisions of the Public Holidays Act, it is hereby confirmed that October 10th October 2020 will be a public holiday named Huduma Day").

Late last year (2019-12-19), changes to the public holidays legislation of Kenya, renamed Moi Day into Huduma Day, while Boxing Day was to be renamed to Utamaduni Day, while, at the same time, the Interior ministry was 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 (2019-10-08, 2018-10-08 and 2018-10-01).

A one-off public holiday was observed in Kenya, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, on the date of the funeral service for President Moi (2020-02-06).

Then, most recently (2020-06-19), the "Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Bill, 2020", sponsored by Majority leader Aden Duale, further changed the public holidays of Kenya, whereby Moi Day would be renamed as Utamaduni.

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