Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has opined that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has been misled in declaring October 10 a public holiday.

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The vocal legislator has termed the declaration a waste of time, arguing that the move will hinder economic activities in the country.

Kuria's sentiments come after CS Matiang'i announced that October 10 will be a public holiday to mark Moi Day.

"The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has noted the increased public debate on whether or not October 10 is a public holiday...Going by this (High Court) decision therefore, 10th of October shall be a public holiday," said Dr Matiang'i in a press statement.

However, CS Matiang'i did not reveal how the day will be celebrated as the focus is on the Mashujaa Day holiday, which will be celebrated on October 20.

''Owing to the elaborate celebrations lined up for all our heroes on Mashujaa Day, I make no pronouncement on the manner in which 10th of October shall be celebrated," he added.

Reacting to Matiang'i's statement, Moses Kuria criticised the decision to have two public holidays within a span of 10 days.

''CS Fred Matiangi is totally wrong. To have two public holidays in 10 days is a horrific luxury which will dent our rickety economy through lost productivity. More so to celebrate 24 years of misrule and despotism. Wrong!'' read Moses Kuria's post.