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Kenya deputy president receives Achievers award in Uganda

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto will be awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Uganda Young Achievers Awards according to the organisers. 

Ruto, who's also expected to deliver a keynote address at the awards ceremony, joins other prominent East Africans who have been recipients of the same award; including Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda. 

Other past prominent recipients are entrepreneur and industrialist James Mulwana (RIP), educationist Prof Senteza Kajubi, social justice campaigner, Noelina Kareeba, and Tanzanian businessman and philanthropist Ali Mufuruki.

Kenya Deputy President William Ruto is set to get an award in Kampala

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at Kampala Serena Hotel this Saturday August 18, under the theme “Rewarding innovation and excellence recognizing of young entrepreneurs and inspiring the next generation of world leaders”.

Speaking about the choice of Ruto as keynote speaker, Awel Uwihanganye, co-founder of the awards said, “The deputy president is a key voice and strong proponent of youth empowerment. His story of triumph against the odds, and achievements in leadership from a humble background to being a key leader in East Africa’s biggest economy resonates with dreams and aspirations of many young people in East Africa and Africa as a whole.”

“H.E. William Ruto represents a generation of new youthful leaders across the continent who have a passion for young people’s well being. His rise to the office of Kenya’s deputy president is a story worth sharing to inspire young people not only in Uganda, but Africa.” said Humphrey Nabimanya, Founder of Reach A Hand Uganda, the organisers of the the awards.

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-2 #1 Kelly 2018-08-16 14:16
What is this Uganda Young Achiever's Award? Is it an NGO? an Organization? A corporate entity? a SACCO? etc?

Who finances their activities? What is their objective if not to cleanse the evil men of the great lakes region?

Listen to this about Ruto. Ruto earned a place in the notorious YK92, an amorphous, well-oiled group whose singular mandate was to make sure Moi retained the Presidency at all costs, by hook or crook against the wind of change threat which was threatening to sweep KANU out power.
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-2 #2 Kelly 2018-08-16 14:17
And it continuous. It is fair to state that Ruto’s first “employment” as soon as he graduated was YK92 from where he would become an overnight millionaire.

For those who can recall, the activities of YK92 later on brought Kenya’s economy on its knees

Who remembers between 2002 to 2007 where Ruto found himself being a favourite of the Kibaki regime corruption networks, the other short stint in ODM,. It is public knowledge that his actions within were purely designed to undermine the pro people reform movement, accomplishing part of his mission as designed earlier by “The System “.

In the last five years in government, ” The System ” has cleverly allowed Ruto easy access to the public till, while ensuring every jubilee scandal has consistently one main and common suspect mentioned in public conversations- RUTO
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-1 #3 Kelly 2018-08-16 14:18
“H.E. William Ruto represents a generation of new youthful leaders across the continent who have a passion for young people’s well being.

His rise to the office of Kenya’s deputy president is a story worth sharing to inspire young people not only in Uganda, but Africa.” said Humphrey Nabimanya.

Really Humphrey? A man of Ruto's background and calimed to have risen from ashes to riches?
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+1 #4 Ntoni Timbyetaho 2018-08-16 14:44
Winning an ward for a worth while cause is a very motivating thing in someones life. It is clear that people are watching and following you on what you have achieved in life. So achievers, please look for local entrepreneurs and support them.

The market needs entrepreneurs and also the supportive hand. Thank you HE William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya.
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0 #5 Fuller 2018-08-16 16:47
The wealthy spend time working hard (and making others work harder for them) and no time dishing out awards to others.

So, it seems strange that Uganda youth are spending time handing out 'Young Achievers Awards' to older people, all already well-established.

This is almost like becoming a busybody looking for something to do, in this case handing out "awards", instead of focusing on oneself to achieve something.

Have the youth looked at how many awards rich people all over the world handed out to others before they became wealthy? My guess: Zero.
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+1 #6 rubangakene 2018-08-16 21:37
Why does everyone come to cleanse their guilt in Uganda? Are we witchdoctors to decide whether they are now clean.

No, no, no! we beg you not to drag our youth into this heinous posturing; we want our youth to emulate decent folks who struggle daily sweating in their fields of cabbages and potatoes!
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