Kenya Ministry of Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’I has declared Saturday 10th October 2020 a public holiday named Huduma Day.
In a Press Release titled ‘Notification of a Public Holiday’, CS Matiangi wrote that in line with the provisions of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 110, Laws of Kenya) it is hereby confirmed that 10th October 2020 will be a public holiday named Huduma Day.
The day will be observed through national prayers that will highlight service and volunteerism to the community. Dr Matiangi further stated that on Huduma Day, 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. The letter was dated 8th October 2020.
The day used to be Moi Day, to celebrate former President the late Daniel Moi, but it changed with the new constitution.
This announcement comes at a time when the country and the world are marking customer service week.