Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang and Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda have been named finalists for Kenya’s most influential young people in the year 2019.
The announcement was released this week by leading rating agency, Avance Media and Jagari designs.
The two leaders from the North Rift region have been nominated under the Law and Governance category.
The duo were celebrated as leaders aged 35 and below but have made impact in their political careers.
This is the fourth edition of the prestigious annual ranking focused on young people.
Governor Sang has earned his second nomination for his remarkable contribution in governance, which has extended impact to other young people across Kenya and beyond.
On the other hand Lesuuda’s career as a journalist prompted her to join the activism field due to her urge to promote peace among the people from her pastoralist community, who were constantly at war.
Her peace activism activities led to her becoming the youngest Kenyan woman to win the prestigious Presidential Order of the Grand Warrior.
In 2013, Lesuuda was nominated by the TNA party the Senate to represent Samburu County becoming the youngest female senator. In 2017, she was elected as Samburu West Constituency becoming the first female MP from the area.
Public voting has commenced on http://ke.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking.