Human Rights activist Okiya Omtatah honoured with 2020 heroes award by United Nations

 

Human Rights activist Okiya Omtatah photo
Human Rights activist Okiya Omtatah. FILE

Human Rights activist Okiya Omtatah honoured with the 2020 Heroes Award by UN.

Raphael Obonyo, an Advisor with the United Nations and the Convener of The Youth Congress, bestowed the award to Omtatah on Saturday.


“This is a special award for individuals who keep doing their best, and give hope using their example, like Okiya Omtatah who continues to champion human rights and social justice,” Obonyo said.


“Mr Omtatah’s courage and selfless fight or human rights is something we can all learn from and emulate,” he added.


Omtatah manifested his appreciation for the award. He described the essence of soldiering on and rejecting to be jeopardised in the fight for justice.

“Thank you for this rare honour to receive this recognition is a great inspiration. I’m incredibly grateful,” he said.

“Living to me means service to humanity. I don’t think you need to amass wealth, all you need to do is live a simple life, have character and serve the best way that you can,” he added.

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