The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has delved to rid of the confusion that has been rife amongst Kenyans regarding the celebration of 10th October as a public holiday celebrating the Country’s retired second President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi common as Moi Day.
The Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i, through a press statement sent to newsrooms, said that the frames of the constitution in Article 9(3) clearly stated that the country would celebrate all National heroes in one day which was named Mashujaa Day.
“Kenyans should note that the public holidays act was enacted before the effective day of the constitution of Kenya 2010 (that is to say 27th August 2010) and 10th of October is not among the National days recognized under Article 9(3) of the constitution,” said CS Matiang’I add that as an emerging economy we need to optimally utilize time building the nation.
CS Matiang’i, however, stated that in a judicial review number 292 of 2017, in a case between CS Internal Security the Court had affirmed that 10th October remains a public holiday. As the Ministry continues in its attempts to scrap off the Moi Day holiday, it has confirmed that 10th October shall indeed be observed as a National holiday.