ODM leader Raila Odinga has been honoured for his many sacrifices to preserve peace and democracy in Kenya at a very colourful ceremony by the Hekima Kaka Society of Kenya.
Speaking during the event held at the Kempinisky Hotel in Nairobi, the former Prime Mnister who was flanked by his wife Ida Odinga thanked the organisers and added that he was overwhelmed by the recognition.
Odinga added that he considered himself a panafricanist and recognized the dignitaries from Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana and from other parts of Africa who had attended the event.
The event was also attended by local dignitaries including Royal Media Services chairman Dr. S.K. Macharia, former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth and several local politicians.
On 12th February 2021, Hekima Kaka honoured Dr. Ida Odinga for her empowering boys and girls through her Ida Odinga Foundation.
Hekima Society was founded in 2008 by Agnes Salome Awuor to address the flight of the boy child and men in Kenya who have been excluded in the gender equality agenda. In her interaction with men and young boys in schools and universities being an educationist and counselor, Awuor realized the extent to which boys and men in general are being silenced in the wells of alcohol, drugs, self-pity, lack of direction, terrorist and criminal groups, unemployment, suicide, illiteracy and hopelessness.