Speaking during the ceremony which was held on Friday, May 13, at the Statehouse, the President commended the youths who have devoted themselves into working hard and doing the best for the betterment of their communities and the country at large.
Uhuru claimed that the young people have the power to make new frontiers, citing Kenya y sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala who won 100m race in the recently concluded "Kip Keino Classic" sports held at Kasarani Stadium.
The event was graced by a total of 907 awardees who cut across different fields, including people living with disabilities and prison inmates.
Uhuru's kind gesture
In a move that has wowed many, the President ordered the release of a Lang'ata Women's Prison inmate who sought mercy.
Uhuru ordered the head of Prisons department, Joseph Kinyua, to pardon the inmate adding that everyone deserves a second chance.
"Everybody deserves a second chance," said Uhuru.
Watch the video here.
Uhuru's move left Kenyans online heaping praises on him with majority terming him as the best President ever.
"The best President Kenya will ever have... I rest my case," wrote one of the users.
His remarks seemed to have unified Kenyans across political divides with even those with a different political view from that of the president joining in acknowledging the kind gesture.
"Calling a spade a spade, that was humane. Give credit where it's due. Meanwhile, I'm still in UDA," wrote another user.
Below some of the sampled reactions (screenshots):
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