The government has declared Monday, October 11, 2021, a public holiday in Kenya.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, by the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
According to the statement, the 11th of October will be a public holiday by dint of Utamaduni Day falling on Sunday, October 10, 2021
“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, by dint of Utamaduni Day falling on Sunday 10th October 2021.
“Whereas this day is already conferred by law, this shall be the first time that Utamaduni Day is observed in Kenya and this press release serves to emphasize the need for all citizens to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Kenya in a manner that promotes unity, national cohesion and economic progress in the country,” the statement read.