, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the six African Heads of States, and 12 business leaders who have been nominated for various categories of the annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards 2017.
Other leaders who have been nominated in various lists include President John Magufuli of Tanzania, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and outgoing Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.
President Kenyatta has been nominated in the political leadership category alongside Sirleaf and Marc Ravalomanana, the former President of Madagascar.
This year’s edition features 7 categories, including, African of the Year 2017; African Female Leader of the Year 2017 and Young Person of the Year 2017.
Kagame and Magufuli are among those nominated in the African of the Year category. Comcraft Group’s Chairman Manu Chandaria is among those nominated in the philanthropy and charitable contributions to society category.
In the Young People category, two Kenyans are among the six who have been shortlisted. They include Ory Okolloh, the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network and Joel Macharia, the CEO and founder of financial services firm Abacus.
The company said that the selection committee was keen interest in Africans, whose activities, policies and actions have contributed to creating jobs and spreading wealth, promoting democratic values and/or promoting Africa’s image abroad.
“Africans have continued to break and set new boundaries, making the selection a lot more interesting, albeit, herculean,” publisher of the Magazine, Ken Giami said adding, “some African leaders have become increasingly restless, leaving nothing to chance on their journey to make their communities a better place.”
The winners will be announced in early January and will be feted in February.
How to Vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta:
This year, Africa Leadership Magazine is giving readers an opportunity to vote for their favourite personality. To vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta as the best political leader on the continent, readers only need to follow this link.
Changes included adding the link to vote for Uhuru Kenyatta