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Kenya Declares April 29 Public Holiday For Kibaki Funeral

Source: The Nation (Nairobi)
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: April 26, 2022

Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fed Matiangi, as the chairman of the National Steering Committee on the State Funeral of former President Mwai Kibaki, has announced that the Kenyan government had decided to declare Friday, April 29, 2022, as a one-off public holiday "to accord former President Mwai Kibaki a State Funeral".

Mwai Kibaki served as Kenya’s third president, following Daniel Arap Moi, whose funeral, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 was also declared a one-off public holiday in Kenya (2020-02-06).

However, since then, the annual public holiday honoring President Moi had a turbulent history.

First, changes to the public holidays legislation of Kenya, renamed Moi Day into Huduma Day (2019-12-19, 2019-10-08, 2018-10-08 and 2018-10-01).

Then, 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 (2020-06-19).

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