• President Moi would join Kenyans from all walks of life to mark a day that was so dear to him throughout the last decade of his 24-year rule.
From Moi's milk to old Moi notes, Kenyans have posted some of the memories they shared to celebrate this public holiday.
Former President Daniel Arap Moi had declared October 10 a public holiday in his name and Kenyans would take a break from work to honor his accomplishments since taking office in 1978.
President Moi would join Kenyans from all walks of life to mark a day that was so dear to him throughout the last decade of his 24-year rule.
To celebrate this day, some Kenyans posted 'Maziwa ya Nyayo' on Twitter as a remembrance of the old good times.
This was the name of Moi's free milk programme that was introduced in 1980 and was fully funded by the government.
But it came to a halt in 1996 due to apparent lack of funding and logistical support.
Some Kenyans posted currencies that were having Moi's portrait.
Kenyan notes were redesigned and emblazoned with Moi's face to usher in his era.
After removal of Moi's from the Kenyan currency, Kenya voted in the 2010 constitutional referendum to get rid of individual portraits on the money.
In December 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta and CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge unveiled new generation coins.
Here are some of the posts shared by Kenyans on Twitter to celebrate this Moi Day;
MOI was a serious political adult; fully in charge of the national homestead he headed. He genuinely cared for National Unity, running a Govt largely representative of the face of Kenya. He fully protected our territorial borders. History will judge this man kindly. #MoiDay pic.twitter.com/dcLmHEaUid— Linus Kaikai (@LinusKaikai) October 10, 2019
Until October 2002, the day was marked with fanfare including elaborate military parades punctuated by patriotic and praise songs.
Moi would take a lap around the stadium in a military Land Rover with a contingent of security forces matching side by side in a show of might and power as he lifted his signature rungu to salute Kenyans.
The return of Moi Day that has been dogged by years of controversy, rekindles memories of the three decades in which Moi used his trademark baton to rule.