National holidays renamed by Cabinet –former president Daniel Moi wish granted

Former president Moi. Image|Courtesy

Two national holidays have been approved and renamed by the cabinet, chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Moi Day, celebrated on October 10, has been approved and renamed to Huduma Day, in line with the former President Daniel Arap Moi desire.

The day caused debate after it was left out from national celebration days, prompting court actions that have since seen it celebrated.

Moi wanted the day be commemorated as a day of service and volunteerism.

Another holiday that has been renamed by the cabinet is the Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26. The cabinet renames the day ‘Utamaduni Day’.

Boxing day is celebrated after Christmas day, with families, friends coming together.

According to the new naming, the day will see culture and societal values natured through talents in the whole country.

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