MD Wachira Waruru, 8 top journalists from Royal Media Services conferred Presidential Award
Royal Media Services Managing Director Wachira Waruru has been conferred The Presidential Order of Service, Uzalendo Award.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the award is in recognition of distinguished and outstanding service to Kenya in helping steer the country through the coronavirus pandemic.
In a Gazette Notice issued on Madaraka Day, the Head of State also conferred the Uzalendo Award to 8 top journalists from Royal Media Services.
They include Robin Njogu (Managing Editor for Radio Department), Tabitha Rotich, Chemutai Goin, Vincent Ateya, Enoch Sikolia, Jeff Kuria, Asha Mwilu, Nelson Aruya.
Asha Mwilu, an award-winning journalist who worked as Special Projects Editor at RMS, recently left the company to pursue personal interests.
Other notable individuals who were awarded on Monday are:
- Dr. Patrick Amoth (Health Ministry Director General);
- Major General Ayub Matiiri (head of Operation Kinga Corona);
- Jane Karuku (chairperson of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board);
- James Mwangi (member of the COVID – 19 Emergency Fund Board)
- Dr. Thuranira Kaugiria (Nairobi KMPDU branch secretary)
- Dr. Mercy Korir (medical journalist at KTN)
- Phillip Ogolla (renowned humanitarian)