Mama Ngina, the mother to President Uhuru Kenyatta, receives peacekeeping 2019 Macky Sall Prize

Ex-First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta


Ex-First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta receives 2019 Macky Sall Prize for Dialogue in Africa.

She was given the prize on Sunday by the Defence CS Monica Juma.

She got an award in December 2020 at the Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar, Senegal by President Macky Sall and received by the CS on her behalf.

The former First Lady did not travel to Senegal to receive the prize due to the naval virus outbreak.

The annual prize is given to African personalities who use dialogue to avert conflict on the continent.

 It is named after Senegalese President Macky Sall who is a celebrated African mediator.  

Mama Ngina awarded for continuously and quietly using discussion to diffuse tension in the country and the region over the years for her leading role in ending the political temperature that followed Kenya's 2017 general election.

"I didn't know that there are people who know where we've come from as a country and how they settled on me as the recipient of the award. I am grateful," she said.

The ceremony was also attended by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and Foreign Affairs PS Amb Macharia Kamau.

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