Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko might be at the verge of a thunderous downfall locally, but abroad, the embattled county boss continues to shine.
Just weeks after being awarded the Volunteer Champion of 2019 by United Nations Volunteers, Sonko has bagged yet another humanitarian title.
The World Peace and Diplomacy Organization has named the Nairobi leader as a World Peace Messenger, in an award ceremony that also saw one Betty Adera, Ms President Nairobi, awarded the Global Icon Award.
She picked the County Head’s award on his behalf.
Acknowledging receipt of the honour, Sonko reiterated his commitment towards elevating the needy in the society.
“I am so humbled and gratified to have been recognised at such a high level but this can only make me proud of the bold steps l have made in my life,” the flashy governor said.
The awarding organization made note of Sonko’s criminal past, with part of the reason he was honoured being his efforts towards helping reform youth associated with criminal activities.
“Having had a past that is challenging, many youths doing some of these evils approach me for possible solutions on how they can be better citizens and we have helped them get the right counselling and rehabilitation and some have grown into reliable businessmen in society,” Sonko noted while receiving his award and medal.
He further indirectly jibed the Kenyan society for not recognizing his humanitarian efforts, nonetheless, promising to keep up the good work.
“Sometimes these efforts may not be recognised locally but we keep trying and helping where we can,” Sonko said.