Interior CS Fred Matiangi has gazzetted Tuesday, February 11 as a National Holiday in honour of the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi.
“The cabinet Secretary for Interior on the recommendation of the steering committee has declared Tuesday, the 11th day of February, 2020 a public holiday for general observance throughout the Republic of Kenya,” He said
The same was relayed through a special Gazette Issue, with the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Co-ordination of National Government Fred Matiang’i saying the holiday will accord all Kenyans the opportunity to attend the National Memorial Service in honour of the life of the late Moi.
Moi who served as Kenya’s second president for 24 years succumbed to a long illness on Tuesday at the Nairobi Hospital.
He will be interred at his Kabarak home on Wednesday, February 12 and will be accorded a State Funeral, with all appropriate Civilian and Full Military Honours being rendered and observed.