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Moi Day: Govt declares October 10 public holiday

The Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has declared Thursday, October 10 as public holiday to commemorate Moi Day.

“In line with the provisions of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 110, Laws of Kenya) and the decision of the court in Judicial Review No. 292 of 2017 (Republic v Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security Ex Parte G O Nyauchi & 4 Others) it is hereby confirmed that 10th October 2019 will be a public holiday.”

In a gazette notice dated October 8, Matiang’i urged Kenyans to celebrate the day with:

 “Selfless acts of service to their community that seek to promote patriotism, national unity, social justice, cohesion and sustainable development in their communities for the benefit of present and future generations.

The holiday marked in honour of second president Daniel Arap Moi since 1988, was scrapped following the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010.

However, in court ruling in 2017, Judge George Odunga termed as an illegality any move to do away with the celebrations without amending the Public Holidays Act.

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