Matiangi declares Monday a Public Holliday
Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi has declared October 11, 2021 a Public Holiday.
This is in line with the provision of Sections 2 and 4 of the 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,” said Matiangi.
The day is an extension of the Huduma Day, the previously known Moi Dai which is celebrated to honour Daniel Arap Moi, who was the former president of Kenya. It was renamed in 2020.
This shall be the first time Kenyans will be celebrating the day as Utamaduni Day.
The government emphasised the need for Kenyans to recognise and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Kenya in a manner that promotes Unity, national cohesion and economic progress in the country.