Updated: 27 August, 2007
Megan C. Robertson
Kenya honours Mkapa President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya awarded President Benjamin Mkapa the highest Kenyan medal of honour as a gesture of appreciation for the 10 years he has led Tanzania. Speaking after receiving the award, Mkapa expressed his gratitude saying that it was also a gift for all Tanzanians from their Kenyan neighbours. ippmedia.com 12 Oct 05
President honours Kenya’s world-class athletes President Kibaki handed out a number of gongs to top Kenyan athletes in the Jamhuri Day honours list. They included world marathon record holder, Paul Tergat, Olympic and World Marathon silver medallist, Catherine Ndereba and former world record holder, Tegla Loroupe. Tergat was awarded Moran of the Order of Burning Spear (MBS), while Ndereba and Loroupe were each conferred Order of the Golden Warrior (OGW). They joined a raft of other eminent Kenyans, including Chief of General Staff General Jeremiah Kianga, in receiving awards for their distinguished service to the nation. "It is very encouraging when other people are able to recognise your effort," said Ndereba, who also received the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) in 2002. eastandard.net 14 Dec 05
|Honours and Awards given to Outstanding Kenyans Three hundred and ninety six (396) Kenyans received recognition on Jamhuri Day when they were awarded Orders, decorations and medals as Kenya celebrated 42 years of independence. Left, President Mwai Kibaki congratulates famuse athlete Catherine Ndereba. communication.go.ke 14 Dec 05|
Slain Catholic Bishop, Two Nuns Receive National Honours A murdered Catholic bishop and two nuns are among 396 personalities honoured by the State as Kenya celebrated its 42nd Independence Day on December 12. The late Bishop Luigi Locati of Isiolo was awarded the Silver of Star of Kenya (SS) for spearheading "the growth of spiritual life for both Christians and Muslims in Isiolo for over 40 years." Sr Magdalene Muinde, the headmistress of Bahati Girls School in Machakos, and Sr Margaret Bradbury, the principal of St Paul's Teachers College in Kisii, were awarded the Head of State's Commendation (HSC). The late Anglican Bishop Alexander Kipsang Muge of Eldoret Diocese was also honoured with the Silver Star of Kenya award. "He is remembered for fighting social injustice, corruption, and tribalism and also for campaigning for democracy in Kenya." Other church leaders honoured include the current head of the Anglican Church in Kenya, Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi, former head of the Kenya Methodist Church, Bishop Lawi Imathiu and the former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), Rev John Gatu. Others are the World Secretary General of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Dr Musimbi Kanyoro and the National General Secretary of the YWCA, Mrs Alice Mwajuma Abok. Rev Mrs Winfred Mepukori Pertet, the first Maasai woman to be made an Anglican Church priest, was awarded the Head of State's Commendation for her role in community development. allafrica.com 16 Dec 05
Murdered bishop gets Kenyan honour Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has posthumously honoured an Italian bishop who was murdered in northern Kenya this year with one of the country's highest awards for public service. Kibaki awarded the Silver Star of Kenya medal to the late Luigi Locati, whose murder in July sparked national outrage. Locati was killed outside his Isiolo parish church in an apparent power struggle and row over money in the diocese. "The late Bishop Luigi's efforts directly and indirectly affected the lives of many people in Isiolo positively," Kibaki's office said in a statement. "He is posthumously awarded the Silver Star of Kenya in recognition of his role in national development." int.iol.co.za 16 Dec 05
President Kibaki honours Koffi Annan President Mwai Kibaki has awarded the highest title of honour in the country, the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (CGH) to UN Secretary-General Mr. Koffi Annan. This is in recognition of the distinguished service Mr. Annan has rendered to humanity and his support to the people of Kenya. kbc.co.ke 14 Nov 06
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Yash Pal Ghai - Queen's Medal
for Distinguished Service (New Herbides), Commander of the British Empire
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Royal Honours for Kisumu-Based Doctor - Dr Chimanbhai S. Patel, honoured by Queen Elizabeth with award of MBE) allafrica.com Jan 02
Woman Chief Feted for Bravery - A Woman administrator was today among ten recipients of the Chandaria Bravery Award given to security officers and members of the public who risk their lives, and who have shown exemplary dedication and bravely in the fight against crime. Chief Mary Abdi Abu of Rawama Location in Moyale District was recognised for disarming and arresting two gangsters who were trafficking arms on January 18 this year. allafrica Aug 02
Queen honours Kenyan Nurse A Kenyan nurse, Mrs Sue Carr-Hartley, has been awarded the British MBE in recognition of her work. She is the Associate Director of Nursing at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. Mrs Carr-Hartley, who is in charge of the Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit at the hospital, was awarded for a lifetime devoted to the development of nursing in Kenya. Her nursing career spans over 46 years. In 1994, Sue Carr-Hartley was the Matron of the Nairobi Hospital, where she set up a programme to deal with major disasters. The programme came in handy during the bomb attack at the American Embassy in August 1998. eastandard.net 13 Oct 04
Shooters On List of Honour Two target rifle shooters are among the sportsmen and women who will be honoured by President Mwai Kibaki during the Jamhuri Day celebrations. Former full-bore champion Edward Legei and Michael Lekalaile formerly with the Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department but now with the Presidential Escort Unit will both receive the Head of State's Commendation (HSC) in the military category. As expected, the list is crowded with athletes with the most notable being that of Chemokil Chilapong who beat all odds to win this year's Standard Chartered marathon. She will get the HSC in the civilian category. The list is headed by an award of Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (second class) to Sports Minister Ochillo Ayacko and his predecessor Najib Balala. Two athletes have been penned for the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW). They are Olympic 3,000 metres champion Ezekiel Kemboi, 22 and former Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (OGH) and former 400 metres hurdler Rose Tata Muya. The 5,000 metres Olympic Silver medallist Isabella Ochichi will receive the HSC (military). Bernard Lagat, Olympic 1,500 metres silver medallist and the 400 metres All Africa games gold medal winner Ezra Sambu are also in the list. Joyce Chepchumba who twice won the Chicago Marathon (1999 and 1998), the New York Marathon (2002) and an Olympic silver medallist over the same distance in 2000 has been given the HSC. Two sports administrators are also in the 205 list of awards. They are former Kenya Basketball Federation chairman Morris Aluanga and hockey vice chairman Avtar Singh. List of awardees
Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (second class): Ochillo Ayacko.
Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW): Ezekiel Kemboi, Rose Tata Muya.
Head of State's Commendation (Military): Edward Legei, Mike Lekalaile, Isabella Ochichi.
HSC (civilian): Ezra Sambu, Bernard Lagat, Reuben Kosgei, Sally Barsosio, Joyce Chepchumba, Selina Chebii, Tecla Chemabwai, Eric Kiprono Kimaiyo, Chemokil Chilapong, Avtar Singh and Morris Aluanga. allafrica.com 12 Dec 04