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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Former Vice President of Kenya to be Honored as Dignitary Man of Africa at the 4th GOD Awards

Joining the impeccable list of honorees and eminent speakers for the upcoming 4th Annual G.O.D.Awards and 3rd Annual WCH Humanitarian Summit is none other than the 10th Vice President of Kenya, Honorable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka. 

Nominated by WCH Publicity Ambassador Benjamin Musunza, Mr. Musyoka is also the patron of the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF) which is a nonprofit making organization dedicated to the improvement of quality of life for all, alleviation of poverty, provision of healthcare and promotion of justice, peace, cultural values, human rights, democracy and conservation of environment.

"I have heard many great things about His Excellency Kalonzo particularly about his humanitarian works in Kenya through his NGO KMF. I just had a wonderful conversation with him on the phone and we have good plans to collaborate for the benefit of the Kenyan people. We, the 4th G.O.D. committee believe that the former Vice President deserves the "African Dignitary Man of the year Awards" for his efforts to serve his people whether in power or not. It is always good to know that Politician like him continue their works to humanity even after his term.", said by Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and the creator of the G.O.D. Awards.

H.E. Kalonzo will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.

About Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka:
Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (born December 24, 1953) is a Kenyan politician, served as the 10th Vice President of Kenya. Musyoka served in the government under President Daniel arap Moi and was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1993 until 1998; subsequently, under President Mwai Kibaki, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs again from 2003 to 2004, then Minister of the Environment from 2004 to 2005. He was an presidential candidate in the 2007 presidential election, after which he was appointed as Vice-President by Kibaki in January 2008. He also serves as Chief Commissioner for The Kenya Scouts Association.

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka’s long journey to elective politics began in 1983, when he first tried his hand for the then Kitui North seat. He lost to Philip Manandu. He tried yet again in 1985 and won by a landslide vote in a by-election. He has maintained his parliamentary seat since then.

During his tenure as a member of parliament he has served in different posts of government in serving the nation. These are: Assistant Minister for Works and Physical Planning, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation where his duties saw him travel widely, representing the country in major global meetings and events. He represented the State in key international forums, and has addressed the UN General Assembly seven times. It is during this time that he initiated peace negotiations among warring parties in Burundi and within war torn countries of Sudan and Somalia.

He has also served as Minister for Education, Information, Tourism and Environment.

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka was born on 24th December 1953 in Tseikuru village, Mwingi District (of the then, Kitui District).

He began his primary school education in 1960 at Tseikuru Primary School. In 1967, Mr. Musyoka passed his primary education examinations and was admitted to Kitui High School in 1968 for ‘0’ Level Certificate. He joined Meru High School for ‘A’ Levels, 1972. Later in 1973, he sat for his examination. He then proceeded to study law at the University of Nairobi.

After successfully completing his law degree in 1977 he joined the Kenya Law School. He attended his pupilage at the prestigious Kaplan and Stratton law firm.

He is married to Pauline, they have been blessed with four children.

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