Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has declared Saturday, October 10, a public holiday named Huduma Day.
In a statement released on Thursday, October 8, Matiang’i stated that Huduma day will be observed through national prayers highlighting 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.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had in December renamed Moi day to Huduma day in honour of former head of state Mzee Moi’s special request.
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.
The President on Wednesday, October 7, announced a national weekend of prayer.
The head of state dedicated Friday, October 9 to October 11, 2020, during which Kenyans are encouraged to pray for the country in their respective places of worship.
President also convened an inter-faith prayer service at State House, Nairobi on Saturday.
The 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.