Government announces that October 10th is a holiday

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The Kenyan Government, through the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, has announced that 10th October is a holiday. The day falls on a Wednesday and will be a public holiday.

The day, which was marked as Moi Day, in the past was made redundant by the passing of the new constitution in 2010 but still remains in the Public Holidays Act, Cap 110. The law is meant to be updated to fit with the constitution but that hasn’t happened yet. Further to that, a court in 2017 ruled that the 10th of October remains a public holiday to be observed as such.

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The public holidays recognized by the constitution are Madaraka, Mashujaa and Jamhuri.

The Government while affirming the holiday, did not give directions as to how the day will be celebrated so Kenyans will just get a nice day to chill and rest.

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