During this year's President's Award-Kenya Gold Award presentations at State House in Nairobi, Uhuru presented the story of John Mutembei, who overturned his sentence after gaining digital skills.
According to Uhuru, Mutembei, a former Nyeri prison inmate, benefited from the Compass Project: The Digital Online Platform for Engaging in the World Program.
After learning and acquiring computer skills, Mutembei used the Judiciary's online system to file an appeal against his conviction.
After his petition was heard, Mutembei was awarded his release. Today at State House, he was one of the Gold awardees.
President Uhuru has directed Joseph Kinyua, the Head of the Public Service, to schedule a meeting with Mutembei so that he can congratulate him personally.
The President mentioned Esther Mureke Kuria and Ferdinand Omanyala as two more individuals who stood out for their outstanding achievements across the board.
Mureke, a Nyeri High School teacher and award leader, was voted one of the world's most inspiring volunteers, not only in Kenya.
Mureke founded the reward program in Kenyan prisons and has since become a role model for the young men who participate. Uhuru praised her efforts and referred to her as an outstanding and exemplary person.
The Head of State hailed sprinting phenom Ferdinard Omanyala for his achievements and successes on the track.
He congratulated other athletes who had also distinguished the country during the Kip Keino Classic, which was held last week at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani.
"I must say that it is in all fields, and just this past weekend, we busted in the glory during the Kip Keino Classic, also known as the 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour, where our young athletes led by Ferdinand Omanyala raised our national flag to new heights through exemplary performance," Uhuru said.
"Omanyala's expanding sprint exploits show that Kenya is a superpower not just in middle and long-distance events, but also in sprinting, demonstrating the power of youth and the ability to carry Kenya to new heights."
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