MLKImpactAwards 2019 is the very first version of My leader Kenya recognition of individuals, groups and organizations making impact on the lives of youths. These awards were held on Friday, 27 September, 2019 during the ‘Vijana Na Biashara’ Expo held at the August 7th Memorial Park.
The event attracted at least 500 young Kenyans and those ‘young at heart’ for instance Joanne Mwangi, one of the Lions in the KCB Lions’ Den; Sarah Serem, Kenyan Ambassador to China; Dr. Shem Ochudho,the Chairman of the Kenya Diaspora Alliance; Professor J M Okello, an Entrepreneurship Philosopher all the way from Canada just to mention but a few.
It was a whole day of learning from those who have been there before as well as from the Youth who are doing awesomely in transforming Kenya positively.
Touching stories were shared like this one of Kennedy Opere (See Video at the bottom), a young man who has transformed a home into a college and made a great impact on the lives of the people of Majiwa, Bondo District in Siaya County.
It is time for the nation, if not the world to know that the youth are up for a noble course- Making Kenya a better country for those who will come after them. The only thing that the government can do is to pat their back and cheer them on in this course.
My Leader Kenya has seen it necessary to reward such efforts as they encourage the work of the youth and youth supporting groups, companies and organizations.
Here are the #MLKImpactAwards 2019 winners:
- Leading Higher Learning Institution Associations– University of Nairobi Student Association (UNSA)
- Leading Promoter of Youth Agenda– Walter Chabala
- Leading Government Innovations for Youth– Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project – KYEOP
- Leading Innovations in the Youth Space by Companies– Equity Bank ; Wings To Fly
- Leading Artist Promoting Youth Agenda– Poet Griffins Ndhine (The Beast)
- Leading County in Supporting & Promoting Youth Agenda– County Government of Nand
- Leading Social Media Influencer Promoting Positive Youth Agenda – Okango Arnold
- Leading Politicians Promoting Youth Agenda / Has Youths at Heart– Governor Mbuvi Gideon Kioko (Mike Sonko)
- Leading Media House (Radio) that promotes more Positive Youth Content– KASS FM
- Leading Media House (TV) that promotes more Positive Youth Content– Metropol TV
- Leading Employer of the Youths- Large Companies– Safaricom PLC
- Leading Employer of Youths- Startups– Andela IT Company
- Leading Organization in Empowering Lives of the Youth– Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF)
- Leading Innovation Supporting Youth in Business– LaGiacca Water
- Leading TV Programme Supporting Youth Empowerment– NENETESETAI by Jackie Arusrei
- Leading Political Party that has given more Youths Chances to Lead– Jubilee Party