Public Holiday – Matiangi confirms October 10 is Moi Day

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It is official, Thursday October 10 is a holiday to mark Moi Day.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi issued a statement on Tuesday, confirming the holiday, in line with a High Court order that restored the day that was marked religiously during the Moi era.

“In line with the provisions of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 110, Laws of Kenya) and the decision of the court in Judicial Review No. 292 of 2017 (Republic v Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security Ex Parte G O Nyauchi and 4 others), it is hereby confirmed that 10th October 2019 will be a public holiday,” he said.

Moi Day was removed from the list of national holidays following the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution.

But while delivering the ruling in November 2017, High Court Judge George Odunga observed that omission to have October 10 observed as a public holiday is in contravention of the Public Holidays Act.

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