Sylvester Ouma on Friday received a rare honour for his performance during a drama festival winners concert at State House Mombasa.
The Highway Secondary School student received a standing ovation for his narrative that enthralled the audience, which included President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The concert followed the nine-day Kenya Schools and Colleges National Drama Festival at Mombasa Aga Khan High School, Mbaraki Primary School, Chandaria Hall and Star of the Sea Primary School.
The elated President invited Ouma to the dais and shook his hand after his captivating narrative entitled Otonglo Time, which advices the youth that jobs are not only available in urban centres.
Karima Girls High School dance Thayu, which calls for reasonable ways to resolving conflicts, also stole the show. It was produced by Catherine Irungu.
Kakamega High School winning dance Mafuta was the first on stage and revolved around the discovery of oil in Kenya.
Other primary schools which performed included Gachororo, Makutano, Nakuru Lions, Vuga as well as Kisii University and Bungoma High School.
President Kenyatta underlined his determination to unite all. â€œOne of the immediate priorities of my government is to unite all Kenyans so that we can open a new chapter for our country in which we will all celebrate our diversity, enjoy our cultures and live out our every potential as we move forward as one nation,â€ he said