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Time to recognise Kenya’s Rising Stars

The CfC Stanbic Rising Star Awards aim to recognise aspirational young individuals who show an unshakable persistence in achieving their goals. In association with Engen, Airtel and Who’s Who in Kenya, the Rising Star Program will return in 2015 to promote Kenya’s most talented young leaders.

Originating in South Africa in 2012, the Rising Star Program was launched in Kenya in June 2014 as an engine to recognise, celebrate and connect Kenya’s young talented people. By raising awareness and creating opportunities to grow and nurture Kenya’s talent, the Rising Star Awards have become a significant vehicle for organisations to identify their exceptional individuals. These notables are then encouraged to become tomorrow’s opinion leaders, and an inspiration to their peers.

With 2015 only a stone’s throw away, the time has come again for you to have your say – let us know who you think deserves to be recognised. Whether they are a colleague, friend, a family member, now’s the time to nominate Kenya’s next Rising Star. Do you think you have what it takes? Why not nominate yourself?

Nominations are open for individuals aged between 28 and 40. To participate, visit the Kenya Rising Star website and complete the “Enter a Rising Star” form. Nominations will close at the end of January 2015, so don’t delay!

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Remembering Senator Otieno Kajwang

On Wednesday 19 November 2014, Kenyans learnt of the passing of Otieno Kajwang. The Homa Bay senator died on Tuesday morning at the Mater Hospital after complaining of chest pains while at his Nairobi home.

From 2008, Kwajwang served as Minister of State for Immigration and Registration of Persons. Since the Kenyan parliamentary election in 2007, Kajwang became a member of the Orange Democratic Movement and had also been elected to represent the Mbita Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya.

During the 2013 elections, the vocal Kajwang became popular for his rallying Mapambano song and was elected to represent Homa Bay County as its senator.

Of the senator’s passing, President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed his sadness, saying the Kajwang’s untimely death was a big blow to his family, the people of Homa Bay and Kenya as a whole. “He was an energetic, jovial and extremely pleasant person to deal with,” the president said.

Other Kenyan leaders mourned the senator’s passing as well.