KOT demand for Moi Day arrears from state
Kenyans online are demanding for their Moi Day arrears from government after High Court Judge George Odunga ruled that it is still a holiday.
Since 2010, Kenyans have been celebrating only Mashujaa Day. The new constitution does not recognise Moi Day and Kenyatta Day as public holidays.
On Twitter, users joked how they needed a whole week to compensate for their lost holidays.
The judge on Wednesday said that the Parliament needs to amend the law, failure to which October 10 will continue being a public holiday.
“Unless Parliament amends Schedule 1 of the Public Holidays Act or the minister substitutes the same for another date, October 10 in each year shall continue being a public holiday,” judge Odunga said.
Kenyans online had this to say about their “lost holidays.”
Anyway si @FredMatiangi atupatie November 10th as compensation for this year's Moi Day. We are also willing to negotiate on how to recover the other 6 that we have missed.
— Keith Muriithi (@Keith_Muriithi) November 9, 2017
What happens to our Moi Day 'arrears'? ?? I am asking for several friends
— Edwin Kuria (@eddbrainy) November 9, 2017
Is it just me or does anyone else feel like It is only fair that CS Matiang'i declares one week holiday to compensate for the last 7 yrs we didn't celebrate Moi Day?
— Esther Kimani-W (@Ekymani) November 9, 2017
Lakini kuna upuzi Kenya,wanangojea tufike November alafu wanarudisha Moi Day kuwa holiday,hiyo ni ushenzi.
— Nikolai. (@Kimaskeldo) November 9, 2017
Vile kunaenda, soon we will have Kenyatta Day Junior #MoiDay
— Evans Miriti (@miriti_evans) November 9, 2017
MOI DAY is back????… pic.twitter.com/XsvLPhGmnH
— Hezron Kim (@Hezronkim7) November 9, 2017
Moi Day back in November??? aright. Hangover S3… pic.twitter.com/JjX2QupvPb
— Cell Scripts ? (@CellScripts) November 9, 2017