First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today received an award for her role in promoting girl child education in Kenya.
The 2015 DUSUSU Award on African Education Development was presented to the First Lady by 13-year old Zuriel Oduwole, an award-winning documentary and filmmaker, writer and conference speaker. Zuriel runs the DUSUSU education project which presents annual awards in recognition of support to girl child education Africa.
Receiving the award, the First Lady thanked Zuriel for her efforts in the promotion of girl child education.
“I also advocate for the girl child education and I always speak against retrogressive cultural practices like early marriage which deny girls the right to education,” the First Lady said.
Zuriel was accompanied by her younger sister Azaliah Adebola and father Ademola Olufemi Oduwole.
Former Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete received a similar award in 2014.