The Cabinet on Thursday approved the renaming of two public holidays- Moi Day and Boxing Day.
The renaming of the two public holidays was agreed during a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. Moi Day, which is marked on October 10th every year, was renamed Huduma Day, according to a statement from State House.
State House said the renaming of Moi Day to Huduma Day is in line with retired President Daniel Arap Moi’s wish that the day is celebrated as a day of service and volunteerism.
At the same time, the Cabinet approved the renaming of Boxing Day, which falls on December 26th to Utamaduni Day.
“Utamaduni Day will be set aside to celebrate the country’s rich cultural diversity and heritage,” said State House.
The proposed changes to the Public Holidays Act will take effect once approved by Parliament.