NGO awards Wajir peace champions, human rights defenders and community leaders

Wajir Municipality Manager Abdinoor Ole receives his award from Siyad Foundation founder Abdi Billow for his role in eradicating illicit brews and maintaining a safe and clean Municipality. [Mohamed Saman, Standard]

A Non-governmental organization Siyad Foundation has awarded Wajir community leaders, peace ambassadors and human rights activists for their extraordinary and remarkable work in the community.

County Commissioner Mr Karuku Ngumo was awarded for his peace-building efforts in working with the youth under the anti-radicalisation campaigns.

While North Eastern Supkem Coordinator Sheikh Yunis was awarded for his efforts in fighting drug and substance abuse and crime prevention, Madam Balqeysa was awarded for her human rights activism and for fighting for the rights of women, children and people living with disabilities.

The annual award also saw Mr Abdi Billow receive an award for his cross-border peace initiatives with Wajir county municipality manager Mr Abdinoor Ole being awarded for fighting illicit brews and maintaining a safe and clean environment.

Siyad Foundation Founder and patron Hajji Siyad said the foundation acknowledges the selfless efforts rendered by various individuals within the society.

“We have closely observed institutions and individuals who have significantly contributed to our mission. The Foundation is pleased to confer the appreciation Awards to the winners,” he said.

The winners were nominated by the residents of Wajir in a vigorous research exercise.

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