President Uhuru Kenyatta today during Maraka Day Celebrations feted 68 Kenyans who have exhibited exemplary and unmatchable sacrifice while in their duties to serve the nation.
The president also issued an executive order establishing that saw the establishment of a new National Award and State Commendation.
“To recognize and honour those Kenyans who have exhibited exemplary service, sacrifice, patriotism, heroism and high sense of civic duty in helping steer Kenya through the current Pandemic; and on behalf of an eternally grateful Nation, I have on this 1st Day of June, 2020 issued an Executive Order establishing a new National Award and State Commendation – The Presidential Order Of Service – Uzalendo Award,” president Kenyatta said.
Seemingly, majority of those feted by the head of are frontliners in the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus. Health workers and journalists were not left out as they put their best feet forward by untiringly combating the virus and informing the masses
KNH chief executive Dr Evanson Kamuri, Dr Macharia Irungu, Dr Masasabi Wekesa, Dr Nduku Kilonzo, MTRH chief executive Wilson Aruasa, Prof. Matilu Mwau, Royal Media Services Managing director Wachira Waruru.
The Health director general Dr Patrick Amoth, Major General Ayub Matiiri, national Covid-19 fund chairperson Jane Karuku, Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi are among notable persons who were feted.
Top journalists who have remained up to task to see to it that Kenyans keep abreast with current affairs especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic were not left behind.
Dr Mercy Korir(KTN), Enoch Sikolia(Citizen Tv), Purity Maseo, Asha Mwilu (former reporter at Citizen), Chemutai Goin(Citizen Tv), Jeff Kuria(Inooro Fm), Vincent Ateya(Rdio Citizen), Nasibo Kabale(Daily Nation), among others.
Here is the full list: