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The History and Future of Moi Day Celebrations

Moi Day as previously was known, is celebrated on October 10th to mark his coming to power after the death in August 1978 of founding president Jomo Kenyatta.

Moi Day was struck off from the list of Kenya national holidays following the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in August 2010. 

It was later reinstated in 2017 following a court ruling by the Supreme court, which reversed the decision of the parliament.

Justice George Odunga said the 2010 nullification of Moi Day was a contravention of Public Holidays Act.

"I declare that unless and until Parliament amends Schedule 1 of the said Act or the minister substitutes the same for another date, the 10th of October in each year shall continue being a Public Holiday." Justice Odunga

After the ruling, the Government complied and renamed it Huduma Day. Huduma Day is a public holiday in Kenya observed on October 10th each year.

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