KENYA: THE STANDARD MEDIA GROUP LAST NIGHT HOSTED THE INAGURAL TRANSFORM KENYA AWARDS GALA AT THE WINDSOR GOLF HOTEL AND COUNTRY CLUB.
The Transform Kenya Awards aims to recognise and showcase people and institutions committed to improving the lives of other Kenyans by looking beyond profit and recognising outcomes that have powerful social impact. It aims at rewarding the demonstration of values that drive transformation in society and celebrate those values.
The awards are the brainchild of The Standard Group in partnership with Deloitte and with Riara University as the knowledge partner. The main sponsor of the event was the KCB group through the KCB Foundation. Other sponsors were CFC Stanbic and Crown Paints Kenya Limited.
“These awards celebrate heroes and heroines who in most cases remain unappreciated; ordinary people doing something to change lives,” said Standard Group CEO Sam Shollei.
Mr Shollei said the award would contribute to Kenya’s narrative for the next 50 years. Among the galaxy of guests at the function were President Barrack Obama’s grandmother Mama Sarah Obama, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie, British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Christian Turner and Nelson Mandela’s grandson Ndaba Mandela.
Renowned industrialist Manu Chandaria won the most coveted award of the night, the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the nation. Dr Chandaria is one of Kenya’s leading philanthropists. His Chandaria Foundation has benefited many schools and clinics in the country. Some beneficiaries include The Chandaria Business Incubation and Innovation Centre at Kenyatta University and the Leap Hubs (entrepreneurship and leadership incubators in high schools).
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