President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Party leader Raila Odinga will this year be honoured for their unity deal that was signified by the handshake on March 9, 2018.
The two leaders are set to receive the “Black History Month”, African Peace Award 2018 during a two-day event taking place on October 18 and 19 at the British House of Parliament, Westminster House.
According to the director of the summit Godson Azu, both Raila and Uhuru’s leadership style infers immense political maturity.
“It is a great privilege to identify with these two great men of honour, Rt Hon Uhuru Kenyatta, and Rt Hon Raila Odinga, for their historic, political sportsmanship and adherence to the principle of political tolerance with the, ‘Peace Accord Handshake’ to end ethnic antagonism and mischievous political competition, public corruption and lack of national ethos, in the history of Kenya politics and democracy,” says the summit.
In a letter inviting the former Prime Minister to grace the event, Mr Azu described him as a “key outstanding personality who has embedded peace and cooperation, safe and progressive governance, in one of Africa’s developing democracy, and among nations around the world.”
“The 3 Annual London Political Summit would like to honour you with a special award as African Political Leader of the Year 2018 which will be held on October 18 and 19 in UK Houses Of Parliament.”
The theme of this year’s summit will be “How to generate the political will and public will: to influence change in a complex democracy.”
The Summit also created a special award known as “RailaUhuru African Peace Accord Award.”
The two leaders on March 9 put their political differences aside and vowed to unite Kenyans.
This was after a divisive electioneering period that went on till October 2017.