Nandi Governor Stephen Sang have been named among the 2019 100 most influential young Africans list by Africa Youth Awards.
The Africa Youth Awards is a prestige award scheme that was launched in 2014 to recognize and appreciate young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic.
The awards are given to young Africans who have excelled in various disciplines that include Law & Governance, Leadership & Civil Society, Science & Technology, Sports, Business, Entertainment Industry, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development Academia and Social Enterprise Philanthropy.
“In its 4th year, the list has previously helped to celebrate and throw the spotlight on the remarkable achievements and contributions of young people towards the development of the African continent and also serving as a motivation to millions of young people across the globe,” the organisation said.
Sang 32 is considered the youngest county boss in Kenya and he isialso the chairman of the Governors’ Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
“I am elated to have made it to the list of most influential young people in Africa by the Africa Youth Awards. The future of our continent lies in her youthful generation and we appreciate the fact that young people are going out of their way to change our continent.” Sang took his official Facebook page to celebrate the Achievement.
Sang who is a lawyer by profession further called on young Africans continue striving towards excellence in their various fields.
“The Influence that young people like Mohamed Salah in the sports industry ,Sho Madjozin in the Music Industry, Petrider Paul in the social development offers to Africa’s youthful generation is key in ensuring that Africa rises and reaches her full potential.” added Sang
Among the Kenyans include Peter Tabichi who is the winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2019, media personality Adelle Onyango, Amref Communications manager, Elizabeth Ntonjira and athlete, Beatrice Chepkoech.
Others include community based organization founder, Natalie Robi, Journalist, Larry Madowo and Founder of Green Generation Initiative, Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti.
The list which annually recognises the works of young Africans who have impacted lives across the continent, features young people from 32 African countries, organizers disclosed in a statement issued in Nairobi on Wednesday.