Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has declared Monday a public holiday.
This comes as Utamaduni Day, which is marked on October 10, falls on a Sunday.
“In line with the provisions of Section 2 and 4 of the Public Holidays Act (Cap 110), it is hereby confirmed that 11th October 2021 will be a public holiday,” Matiang’i said.
The Public Holidays Act of 1984 explains that when a public holiday falls on a Sunday;
"Where, in any year, a day in Part 1 of the Schedule falls on a Sunday, then the first succeeding day, not being a public holiday, shall be a public holiday and the first-mentioned day shall cease to be public holiday."
In 2019, the Cabinet approved the renaming of Moi Day to Utamaduni Day.
The day is commemorated annually on October 10.
Kenya had been marking the holiday since 1988 when the late President Daniel Moi marked 10 years in power but it was scrapped in 2010.
The High Court reinstated the day to be marked as a holiday on grounds its removal was in contravention of the Public Holidays Act.