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Kenyans in UK to hold awards ceremony as part of Kenya@50 celebrations

A balloon is released during Kenya@50 celebrations

A balloon is released during Kenya@50 celebrations

Kenyans living in the UK are set to hold the fifth annual UK-Kenyan Achievers Awards on Saturday as part of the ongoing Kenya@50 celebrations that are taking place both at home and abroad.

The ceremony is being held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London. According to the organizers, the awards are meant to recognize and celebrate Kenyans living in the UK who are acting as role models in different fields.

Among top artistes expected to entertain the congregation are international performers Kenny Thomas and Richard Blackwood. Simon Kachapin, governor of West Pokot and Zipporah Kurgat. the Nandi Women Rep both of who are currently in the UK would be the guests of honour.

Previous winners of UKAA include misterseed.com; a forum that provides news, information and brings together the East African community in UK and the Diaspora in general, Ann Wafula-Strike; an author and Paralympics medalist who overcame disability to go on and become a world champion representing Kenya and Janet Wainaina of UKENTV among others.

UKAA 2011 nominee Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Barking Miss Elizabeth Kangethe said, “UKAA is a unique awards ceremony that serves as a motivator and helps others realize their full potential. It’s a fantastic way of encouraging people to keep achieving. It also boosts the morale for people to know that it can be done and it must be done. I like it especially because it recognizes unsung heroes achieving in different fields not just academics”.

-Nation

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