Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda Bags One Young World Award at Hague

  • Samburu West Member of the National Assembly Naisula Leisuda has won One Young World’s politician of the year award based in London.

    Lesuuda was voted among five other members including Kenya Airways captain Irene Koki Mutungi, Mfarm Co-founders Jamila Abass, Susan Oguya and Linda Kwamboka and Diplomat Yvonne Khamati.

    She was recognized for her efforts to foster peace, boost education in her community and tame Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

    Naisula Lesuuda won alongside 5 others

    Back in 2014, the legislator had been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 youngest power women in Africa.

    It was revealed that Lesuuda has put young school going girls at the forefront in her fights against FGM and for education.

    Reacting to the announcement, the MP stated on Facebook that it was not always easy and that she tended to see her light dim but the recognition re-energised her.

    Thank you One Young World for affirming that I had done my best. For encouraging me to continue to do good. I get back home re-energized.” She stated.

    She further thanked the international photographers she worked with during the shoot after she was voted among the best.

    "It was a pleasure interacting and being photographed by Photographer Alec and artistic director Max Merkus of Vanity Fair UK alongside Twitter co-founder Biz stone @biz and Doroath Phav #OYW2018 She wrote on Twitter.

    One Young World is a global forum for you leaders and recognizes those who make a change in their communities and fields. This year’s event was held at the Hague, Netherlands and was attended by international heavyweights such as Naomi Campbell.

    Lesuuda was awarded for her efforts to tame FGM and foster education