Monday Declared a Public Holiday
Kenyans have been informed that Monday the 10th of October 2022 is a public holiday to allow for Utamaduni Day celebrations.
“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, read part of a statement issued by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
On the 10th of October of every year, Utamaduni Day is observed to commemorate Kenya’s rich cultural diversity and heritage.
Utamaduni Day used to be designated as Moi Day in honour of the late President Daniel Arap Moi who had ascended to power in 1978 after founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died.
The day was then renamed Huduma and later, two years ago changed to Utamaduni Day.
This means that all public workers and Kenyans, in general, will have an off-day as Utamaduni Day takes centre stage.