Devolution Peace Warrior Award
The winner of Njiwa Devolution Warrior Award was finally feted at a Gala Dinner held on 7th March 2017 during the 4th Annual Devolution Conference. The ceremony was aimed at recognising individuals and institutions that promoted, protected and entrenched devolution by ensuring that resources are adequately provided for the implementation of devolved functions.
Among the wards, was a Njiwa Award, represented by a Dove (Njiwa) sculpture. The Dove is a symbol of peace and carries a message of hope, love, freedom and promise. The nominations were available individuals or institutions that, through their action, words, and activities fostered the peaceful implementation of devolution.
The Njiwa Award was given to Mr. Stephen Ogutu Obama, who was recognised for his extra-ordinary efforts in promoting peace, cohesion and unity in diversity among Kenyan communities living in Nakuru County.
Mr. Ogutu, who is also living with disability, received his Award from the NCIC Chairperson, Hon. Francis Ole Kaparo during the Devolution Conference. Themed “Devolution – Transforming Lives: Tell Your Story!” the Conference provided a platform through which all stakeholders in devolution evaluated performance of both levels of governments in matters of policy, law, accountability, good governance, and service delivery, among others.