CS Matiang'i declares public holiday

CS Matiang’i urges Kenyans to use the Utamaduni Day holiday to celebrate Kenya’s rich cultures.

CS Fred Matiang'i releases the Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing National Risk assessment report

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, October 10, 2022 a public holiday.

In a statement on Friday, October 7, CS Matiang’i urged Kenyans to use the Utamaduni Day holiday to celebrate Kenya’s rich cultures.

"In line with Section 2 (1) and 4 and Part One of the Schedule of Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), and pursuant to the declaration of the High Court of 6th November 2017 (Judicial Review 292 of 2017: Republic vs Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security ex parte Gregory Oriaro Nyauchi & four others), it is hereby notified that Monday, 10th October 2022, will be a public holiday (Utamaduni Day).

All citizens are reminded to honour the day by recognizing and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Kenya in a manner that promotes our unity, national cohesion, and economic progress,” the statement read.

Before the 2010 Constitution, October 10 was marked as Moi Day but it was abolished and later reinstated by the high court.

I hereby grant a declaration that omission to have the 10th day of October observed as a public holiday is an illegality. I further declare that unless Parliament amends the Act or the minister substitutes for another date, October 10 shall, in each year, continue being a public holiday,” ruled Justice George Odunga in 2017.

In 2019, former President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the renaming of Moi Day to Huduma Day and December 26 (Boxing Day) to Utamaduni Day.

However, the government realised that it was not possible to rename international days and thus the Utamaduni Day was moved to October 10.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki warns criminals in his impromptu CBD visit

Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki warns criminals in his impromptu CBD visit

Details of Nairobi-wide crackdown which started on Sunday night

Details of Nairobi-wide crackdown which started on Sunday night

How did Evangelist Ezekiel manage to fill Kasarani Stadium single-handedly?

How did Evangelist Ezekiel manage to fill Kasarani Stadium single-handedly?

Why KOT is impressed with President Ruto's daughter Charlene

Why KOT is impressed with President Ruto's daughter Charlene

Gachagua addresses reports of tension at State House and fallout with Ruto

Gachagua addresses reports of tension at State House and fallout with Ruto

We shall sponsor mass weddings for police officers every year-Dorcas Gachagua

We shall sponsor mass weddings for police officers every year-Dorcas Gachagua

How lorry caused PSV bus to plunge into Kisii River

How lorry caused PSV bus to plunge into Kisii River

Oburu Odinga hospitalized in India, undergoes surgery

Oburu Odinga hospitalized in India, undergoes surgery

CS Alfred Mutua lights up social media with Taekwondo skills in South Korea [Video]

CS Alfred Mutua lights up social media with Taekwondo skills in South Korea [Video]