Moi Day, a public holiday in Kenya celebrated on October 10 in honor of former President Daniel Moi, has been renamed to Huduma Day following a Cabinet approval chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi. According to State House, the renaming is in line with former President Daniel Arap Moi’s desire that the day is commemorated as a day of service and volunteerism.
The Cabinet has also approved the renaming of Boxing Day, which falls on December 26 a day after Christmas to Utamaduni Day in celebration of the country’s rich cultural diversity and heritage. Traditionally, Boxing Day an international holiday was a day when servants received a ‘Christmas Box’ from their master and they would also go home to do the same to their families.
The coming into operation of the New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU) as well as the immediate operationalization of the Coffee Cherry Advance Revolving Fund, was also approved by the Cabinet.