Happy Utamaduni Day!

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On October 10, 2022, Kenya marks its second celebration of Utamaduni Day. It is a day set aside to commemorate the country’s diversity and its cultural heritage.

Originally, it was a special day in honor of the late Daniel Arap Moi, the second president of Kenya and as of 2020, it was known as Moi day. However, it was renamed to Huduma day and then Utamaduni Day consequently aligning with the late Moi’s desire, a day he specifically wanted Kenyans to celebrate service and volunteerism.

On Friday, the ministry of Interior a coordination of national government through outgoing Cabinet Secretary Matiangi reminded Kenyans to observe Utamaduni Day and celebrate the milestones that the country has reached in its cultural diversity and heritage. He urged Kenyans to promote national unity and peace on October 10th.

Many politicians and Kenyans took to their social media accounts to wish the country a beautiful Utamaduni Day.

The First Lady, Rachel Ruto, took to her twitter to wish Kenyans a happy “Huduma Day” dedicated to service delivery. The renaming of the holiday has brought a lot of confusions as to what exactly is being celebrated on Monday, October 10, 2022.

National prayers for the country follow as Kenya celebrates its second Utamaduni day. This time round, with a new government under His Excellency, William Samoei Ruto.

Nonetheless, the official name of the holiday is Utamaduni day.

BY CHRISTINE OMONDI.

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