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Kenya’s Deputy President Ruto to grace Young Achievers’ Awards fete

Kenya’s Vice Kenya's Deputy President, Mr William Ruto will grace the 2018 edition of Young Achievers Awards (YAA) at Hotel Africana in Kampala (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya will on Saturday be the guest of honour at the 2018 edition of Young Achievers Awards (YAA) at Serena Hotel in Kampala, officials have revealed.

Mr Awel Uwihanganye of YAA has confirmed that Mr Ruto will be present on Saturday night (today).
“Vice president William Ruto was chosen a chief guest because he is a key voice and strong proponent of youth empowerment,” Uwihanganye has revealed, adding that he will also deliver a keynote address.

At the event, according to officials, Mr. Ruto will be rewarded with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, which has previously been accepted by other powerful African leaders, including Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and inspirational figures like the late Dr. James Mulwana, Sister Rachelle Fassera, Prof Senteza Kajubi, Noelina Kareeba, and Ali Mufuruki.

The ceremony will see nine exceptional youth scoop awards in Innovations and ICT category, social entrepreneurship, farming, and agr0-processing. Other categories include fashion, performing arts, sports personality, media and journalist and film and photography.

arly this month 45 candidates were nominated for the 9th edition of YAA to be held on August 18.

Mr Humphrey Nabimanya, the Founder – Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU) who also doubles as the Team Leader for YAA recently said the 45 nominees selected are changing the lives of Ugandan youth.

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