Deputy President William Ruto was on Tuesday evening, November 19, feted with the East Africa Leadership Award for the year 2019.
The DP was awarded by the East Africa Book of Records and Public Opinion International at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi.
“Africa has the obligation of shaping and telling its own story so as to shed the negative tale of poverty, diseases, and ignorance.
Such a shift in thought will make Africa be recognized as a rising trade and investment giant in the globe,” Ruto stated.
He added that Africa banked on young leaders to create change in
“To elevate Africa to this greatness, and make it claim the 21st Century, we are building on young leadership in the continent that acknowledges young people as providers of solutions to the challenges of Africa,” Ruto shared.
Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete won the award in 2015.
In 2018, Ugandan businesswoman, Sudhir Ruparelia won the East Africa Book of Records Secretariat award.
The award was founded by Paul Bamutaze, a pan-Africanist and young scientist from Uganda.
In 2018, Ruto won the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award during the Young Achiever’s Awards held in Kampala, Uganda.
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