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Friday, October 19, 2018

Uhuru, Raila to Receive International Award for Handshake Deal

The British House of Parliament will on Sunday honour President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga with the African Peace Award 2018 for the famous handshake deal made in March this year.

The award is presented every year before the month of October which the UK observes as Black History Month meant to honour people who have made contributions towards achievement of African people.

This year summit would be a unique one, as it offers us an opportunity for the first time, to honour two great sons and esteemed leaders of African politics at the summit. These two great men themselves have a long rich history behind them, as their both parents were the founding fathers of Kenyan political and democratic history. ”

It is a great privilege to identify with these two great men of honour, Rt Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, and Rt Hon Raila Odinga, for their historic, political sportsmanship and adherence to the principle of political tolerance with the, ‘Peace Accord Handshake’ to end ethnic antagonism and mischievous political competition, public corruption and lack of national ethos, in the history of Kenya politics and democracy,” the press statement for the award ceremony read in part.

It is not clear if Odinga and Kenyatta will be present at the ceremony which will be held at London Metropolitan university. 

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