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Government Announces Public Holiday

by Musa Abdirahman

The government through the ministry of Interior and Coordination of National government has announced  that Saturday, October 10 will be a public holiday.

The interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in a statement dated Thursday, October 8 said Kenyans will celebrate the holiday named Huduma Day.

The CS  stated that the day will be observed through national prayers that will highlight service and volunteerism to the community.

“Kenyans are encouraged to participate in the prayers and promote national unity, social justice, cohesion and sustainable development in their communities for the benefit of present and future generations,” Matiang’i stated.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, December 19, 2019, honoured former head of state Mzee Moi’s special request.

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Through a cabinet meeting he chaired, the president approved the renaming of Moi Day which falls on October 10, as Huduma Day.

The change was in line with former President Daniel Arap Moi’s desire that the day be commemorated as a day of service and volunteerism.

On Wednesday, October 7, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a national weekend of prayer.

President Kenyatta dedicated Friday, October 9 to October 11, 2020, during which Kenyans are encouraged to pray for the country.

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