Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) health reporter Purity Museo is among 68 Kenyans who have received the new Uzalendo presidential award for their outstanding contribution in the fight against Covid-19.
The Health Director-General Dr Patrick Amoth who was recently elected new vice-president of World Health Organisation Executive Board and has been vocal in the Covid-19 daily press briefings was also feted alongside doctors and frontline health workers for their dedicated sacrificial efforts during this pandemic.
The new National Award and State Commendation announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday during celebrations to mark Madaraka day at Statehouse honours Kenyans who have exhibited exemplary service, sacrifice, patriotism, heroism and high sense of civic duty in helping steer Kenya through the current coronavirus pandemic.
The national broadcaster has been running a series of special Covid-19 programmes with the culmination of outstanding informative coverage of the pandemic by Ms Museo.
Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153
An elated Museo who received the news while on her to Kakuma refugee camp for yet another special assignment on the virus said the recognition by the President was humbling.
“In recognition of their distinguished and outstanding service to the Nation in helping steer our country through the Coronavirus Pandemic, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, confer National Honours on the following persons,” read a gazette notice published on Monday, with the names of the inaugural individuals.
Below is the gazette notice.
Tell Us What You Think