West Pokot County Celebrates Mashujaa’s Day Heroes
A hero and a heroine who received the prestigious Mashujaa Day Awards from President Uhuru Kenyatta during this year’s celebrations were celebrated for their achievement.
Jefferson Amadagu Mudaki and Menach Cheyech Menach from West Pokot County were among 220 other nominees honored across the country during the 58 Mashuja Day celebrations at Wangúru Stadium in Kirinyaga County.
West Pokot County Administrative Officer Joseph Kipkorir praised the two, saying the honor was unprecedented in the region.
“As a county, we truly honor you for the prestigious Mashujaa Day Award for your volunteer role in combating backward cultural practices such as FGM, early marriage, cattle rustling and for being strong advocates of girls, young men and women. empowerment respectively, ” Kipkorir said.
He added that their efforts to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow, learn and thrive in life is remarkable.
Mudaki was honored for his role in advocating for the meaningful inclusion of young people in Kenya, his involvement in tackling backward cultural practices such as FGM, early marriage and cattle rusting in the county.
Menach, a teacher, has been recognized as a strong advocate for the empowerment of girls, young men and women. She is currently a Menstrual Hygiene Champion where she helps find and distribute non-reusable and reusable sanitary napkins to save girls through her community organization called Margo Day 4 Youth Empowerment.
West Pokot County Teacher Services Board (TSC) Director Bernard Kimachas celebrated the teacher for going beyond the call of duty as a teacher by protecting and promoting learning in general among vulnerable children in society.