Kenyan bags top award for shining light to lives of Kibera residents

Kennedy Odede, a 29-year-old Kibera resident, has been awarded the top 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs award by Forbes magazine.

Over 100 impressive candidates were nominated and then reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges including renowned social entrepreneurs Jeff Skoll and Cheryl Dorsey, and Randall Lane, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine.

Mr Odede was selected based on "the obstacles that he has had to overcome in his life — and his dedication to using any opportunities to give back to his community".

His project, the Shining Hope for Communities, runs the tuition-free local Kibera School for Girls, and an…

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