Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has confirmed that Saturday, October 10 will be a public holiday named Huduma Day.
The CS in a statement dated Thursday, October 8, stated that the day will be observed through national prayers that will highlight service and volunteerism to the community.
“Kenyans are encouraged to participate in the prayers and promote national unity, social justice, cohesion and sustainable development in their communities for the benefit of present and future generations,” Matiang’i stated.
Through a cabinet meeting he chaired, the president approved the renaming of Moi Day which falls on October 10, as Huduma Day.
The change was in line with former President Daniel Arap Moi’s desire that the day be commemorated as a day of service and volunteerism.
On Wednesday, October 7, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a national weekend of prayer.
President Kenyatta dedicated Friday, October 9 to October 11, 2020, during which Kenyans are encouraged to pray for the country.
The inter-faith prayer service will be broadcast live to the entire country on all leading television, radio and digital media platforms.
This will be the second national prayer held in 2020.