Queen Elizabeth celebrates Young Leaders from Kenya

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On Friday, the Queen presented awards to the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders from Kenya in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. His Royal Highness Prince Harry attended the event in support of The Queen, which recognized exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who are making lasting change in their communities.

In the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, The Queen’s Young Leaders, including winners Alex Mativo, Peris Bosire and Susan Mueni Waita from Kenya, have all been taking part in a series of high-level engagements across London and in Cambridge over the course of the past week.

Each year from 2014 to 2018, 60 exceptional young people will be selected to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award and become ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ – one for every year that The Queen had served as Head of the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee.

This year’s Award winners are aged between 18 and 29 and are working on a range of issues including: education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality. As part of the Award, winners will receive bespoke mentoring and online learning provided by the University of Cambridge.

The search for the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winners opens at 8 pm BST on Friday 24 June 2017. If you or someone you know is doing exceptional work in their community apply or nominate them at www.queensyoungleaders.com

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  1. ObieK August 8th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I thought the parties were from other regions of the country, as opposed to his home backyard. This is too local, and not worthy to be reported nationally. This should have featured on County news.

  2. kennedy August 9th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Kiraitu,kimunya & kiunjuri are like identical twins! so what addition of ugali or votes can they possibly add to uhuru?nothing. its like telling me oburu has decided to support raila..that is not news but village talk.

    1. veronica August 9th, 2012 at 8:35 am

      Ken, in this case they are not called twins but lets refer to them as identical triplets,that will include all of them

  3. biraru August 9th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    nuthin short of psychophancy

  4. veronica August 9th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Actually the votes of these three people cant make a difference against their competitor

  5. edge August 9th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    To my dear brother Uhuru.Do not be deluded.Kenyans will not vote a third Kikuyu President however hard you try.Indeed,your candidacy is a very nice ticket for pamba to state house.At that moment,the rest will gang just as happened in 2007 against one.in my view this acts to alienate your people the more.If wisdom prevails,it’s time for us to back a candidate from another region and prove millions of Kenyans wrong.And the only person who fits the bill is non other than Wycliffe.


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