Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda is among the 19 nominees across the world who have been nominated to inaugural One Young World Politician of the Year Awards.
The award which was created to honour politicians aged between 18-35 years based on their merit and impact on young people will only recognize only five nominees from the entire group.
The award was created to help recognize young people in politics.
“The purpose of this award is to highlight the work of those young politicians who are using their positions to make a difference and to encourage others who have not considered politics an appealing vocation to see it is one of the most impactful ways to create positive change,” award organizers said.
The Kenyan women’s right activist made it into the list aged at 34 years thanks to her community peace initiatives aimed at ending cattle rustling.
The former KBC TV girl who once served as a nominated senator between 2013-2017, helped disadvantaged students get their education and pursue their career through her Naisula Foundation.
The 19 nominees youngest contestants are 23-year old Travis Robinson from Bahamas and Jordon Steele-John from Australia while the oldest is Lam Tungwar Kueigwong from South Sudan aged at 35 years old.
Hon.Lam Tungwar is the State Minister of Information, Communication, Youth Culture and Sport in the Northern Liech area of South Sudan who uses sports to united the war prone country.
The nominees are currently under vetting.
“The five winners will be announced and presented with the award at the One Young World 2018 Summit taking place in The Hague, 17th-20th October,” the organizers said.