The Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday a public holiday.

Monday has been declared a public holiday to celebrate Utamaduni Day, which was previously Moi Day.

Matiang’i issued a statement on Friday to announce the Monday holiday.

“In line with Section 2 (1) and 4 and Part One of the Schedule of Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), and pursuant to the declaration of the High Court of 6th November 2017 (Judicial Review 292 of 2017: Republic vs Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security ex parte Gragory Oriaro Nyauchi & four others), it is hereby notified that Monday, 10th October 2022, will be a public holiday (Utamaduni Day),” the statement read.

Matiang’i urged all citizens to honour the day by recognising and celebrating the country’s cultural diversity.

“All citizens are reminded to honour the day by recognizing and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Kenya in a manner that promotes our unity, national cohesion, and economic progress,” he said.