Hon. NAISULA LESUUDA wins inaugural One Young World Politician of the Year Awards.
Samburu West MP Hon. Naisula Lesuuda was among 19 nominees shortlisted for the inaugural One Young World Politician of the Year Awards.
The award which was created to honor young politicians aged 18-35 years is the first global award recognizing the work of young politicians and was launched to counter the low level of youth engagement in politics.
The award organizers aim is to highlight the work of young politicians who are using their positions to make a difference and to encourage others who have not considered politics as an appealing vocation to see it as one of the most impactful ways to create positive change.
The 34 year old legislator was recognized for her role in Peace Caravan, which works with professionals from rural communities to help reduce cattle rustling and cross-border conflicts.
Through her Naisula Foundation, the Samburu West lawmaker has been able to assist disadvantaged school students to pursue their academic and career dreams.
The youngest of the 19 nominees are 23-year old Travis Robinson from Bahamas and Jordon Steele-John from Australia with South Sudan’s State Minister of Information, Communication, Youth Culture and Sport in the Northern Liech area Lam Tungwar Kueigwong 35 being the oldest nominee.
Hon. Lesuuda was voted as one of the five winners of the 2018 inaugural One Young World Awards. She bagged the World Politician of the Year Award for outstanding contribution in peace and education in her community, through Peace Caravan and her Foundation.
The MP has been on the forefront in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) among the Samburu community and has been headlined as a champion of peace in the community.
In December 2014, she was was named in Forbes list of ’20 Youngest Power Women in Africa.