Retired journalist Leonard Mambo Mbotela has been sworn in as a member of the National Heroes Council. Mbotela was appointed to the council last month by the Sports CS Amina Mohamed.
He joins a team that will be key in identifying, selecting, and honouring national heroes.
Photo: CJ Martha Koome (Twitter)
Leornard Mambo Mbotela is a Kenyan veteran journalist famous for his show "Je,Huu Ni Uungwana that is relayed on state-owned KBC Chanel 1 and KBC Radio Taifa.
Born in 1940 in Mombasa, Kenya, Mbotela joined Voice of Kenya (VoK), now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), in 1964 and has had a successful career that spans more than five decades.He briefly worked with Kenya Weekly News and the East African Standard before joining KBC.
During the attempted 1982 coup, Mbotela was forced at gunpoint to announce on air that Moi's government had been overthrown.
𝐍𝐚𝐨𝐦𝐲: A true legend that serves him right and I celebrate him as a hero.
𝐊𝐞𝐯𝐨: He deserves congrats our hero kenya could now be under dictatorship.
𝐉𝐨𝐲: Goodwork..actually youths are now being given priorities in this country Kenya..🤔
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