Three Young Kenyans awarded by Queen Elizabeth

The three have been awarded in the Queen’s Young Leader Awards

Queen Elizabeth giving an award

In this year’s Queen Young Leader Award, the Queen recognized the efforts of Chebet Lesan, Domitila Chesang and Towett Ngetich.

The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional people aged between 18-29 years from across the Commonwealth with leading projects in tackling global issues.

Ms Lesan 27 was awarded for her efforts to find an alternative source of energy and help conserve the environment.Lesan is one of the three innovative Kenyans who has just received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for transforming lives in their communities.

Domitila Chesang who is 28, was recognized for her fight against Female Genital Mutilation and early marriages back in her home area in West Pokot County.

Chesang has been part of Guardian’s global campaign against FGM, a programme launched in 2014 by United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

On the other hand, Towett Ngetich 21, is the brains behind, a healthcare mobile application that links patients to certified medical consultants.

Uthabiti creates a one-stop shop where patients can log into a mobile app and consult a registered and certified medical doctor.In 2015, a student of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication Caren Nelima was also honoured by the Queen through her NGO that helps the less fortunate in the society.


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