Kenyans living in the UK held the fifth annual UK-Kenyan Achievers Awards on Saturday 14/12/2013 as part of the national Kenya@50 celebrations . The event was organised by London2gether under the leadership of Ken Mathiu.
The ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London and was attended by Nandi’s County Women Rep Mrs Zipporah Kering and KNUT secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion.
Amongst Kenyans feted at the awards Ceremony were Victor Wanyama who plays as a defensive midfielder or a centre back for Premier League club Southampton and captains the Kenya national team . Despite his status the Kenyan star graced the event and mingled with Kenyans freely . The soft spoken midfielder thanked all those who voted for him and vowed to continue doing his best to carry the national flag high.
Joe Ngugi former editor and founder of this publication received the most vote to win the Journalist of the year award . Ngugi dedicated his award to his online community ‘ Nithi’ constituency who voted enmass.
This year’s event was praised for honoring Kenyans working and contributing enormously to the society both in the UK and Kenya. Other winners for the night were , Dr Moses Langat – an inspirational Kenyan lecturer in the University of Surrey , Mrs Anne Wafula Strike won the Jubilee Award and Mayor Abdul Mohamed , who was voted the Mayor of Southwark Council this year.
Mrs Kurgat called on the diaspora to unite and partner with respective counties to bring development to Kenya.
Event sponsors included; Moneygram International whose Africa’s strategy is growing and looks to tap into Kenya Diaspora remittance and Kenya Airways.