The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of the Government under Dr Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday, October 11, as a public holiday.
In a press release dated 6th day of October 2021, the Utamaduni Day falls on Sunday, October 10, but it will be honoured on Monday inline with Public Holidays Act.
“In line with the provisions of Section 2 and 4 of Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), it is hereby confirmed that 11th October 2021 will be a public holiday, by dint of Utamaduni Day falling on Sunday 10th October 2021.” reads part of the statement.
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Utamaduni day was initially commemorated as Moi Day until it was stopped during President Mwai Kibaki’s regime following the promulgation of the New Constitution 2010.
The day was accentuated with service and delivery to the nation and Kenyans were encouraged to promote national unity and social justice in accordance to the National Philosophies.
The day was reinstituted in 2017 following a court ruling by Justice George Odunga who stated that the repealing of the Moi Day was against the Public Holidays Act.