By Matilda Atieno
Mrs. Adah Omedi bagged the devolution warrior award for having contributed to the development of the County Gender Policies.
The 1st Runner’s up Simba award winner Mrs. Omedi was feted during this year’s devolution Awards ceremony held on Wednesday the 16th of August in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
In her remarks, the former County Director for Gender Mrs. Omedi was humbled to receive the recognition Award in a colourful ceremony that gave recognition to various champions of devolution across the country. “This is a time to celebrate success, to reflect on the hard work that led to this Award and to show appreciation for the contributions that others made to support me along the way.” She Stated.
Mrs Omedi also recognized the efforts of colleagues, all the Organizations and stakeholders for nominating her for the prestigious Simba Award and dedicated the award to the County Government of Kisumu led by Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o for creating a good and enabling environment as well as all stakeholders affiliated to the County Government and the County Assembly for their support.
Mrs. Omedi came second to the Ex-Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto who was named the overall Devolution Warrior for his commitment to rooting for devolution and contribution to relevant county government policies.
The devolution awards are held after every five years with the aim of recognizing and celebrating the efforts of individuals and institutions that have shown exemplary performance in promoting, protecting and championing devolution in Kenya with inaugural awards held in 2017 during the 4th Annual Devolution Conference held in Nakuru County.
The 2023 conference themed ‘10 Years of Devolution: The Present and the Future’, marked the 8th Annual devolution conference.