Clergy want December 26th be made National Thanksgiving Day


The clergy now want 26th of December be made a National Thanksgiving day after Christmas celebrations.

Appearing before the steering committee on building bridges initiative in Nairobi on Thursday, the United clergy Alliance members led by Jesus is Alive Ministries Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, said that the country needs to dedicate a day worth celebrating what God has done for this country in the entire year.

“We recommend that 26th of December be made a National Thanksgiving day following the Christmas celebrations and 10th of October which is Moi day be made the Cohesion and Integration Day,” said Wanjiru.

This comes when the National Assembly is about to approve the renaming of the two public holidays after it was approved by the Cabinet last year December.

During a meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at state house Nairobi, the cabinet approved that Moi day be renamed Huduma Day and Boxing Day be changed to Utamaduni Day.

“Today’s Cabinet meeting also approved the renaming of Moi Day which falls on 10th October as Huduma Day. This is in line with former President Daniel Arap Moi’s desire that the day be commemorated as a day of service and volunteerism,” a statement from Sate House read in part.

Utamaduni Day will be set aside to celebrate the country’s rich cultural diversity and heritage,” read the statement.

The proposed amendments to the Public Holidays Act will take effect once approved by Parliament this year.