In Summary
  • This year’s ceremony will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, on July 8.
  • Mr Sakaja has been instrumental in formulating laws aimed at empowering the youth in Kenya.
  • He also sponsored the National Employment Authority Act, which aims to ensure unemployed and qualified Kenyans have easy access to jobs.

Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja is the winner of the 2016 Africa change-maker award.

The Africa Achievers Award honours movers and shakers from across the continent, including politicians and industry captains.

This year’s ceremony will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, on July 8.

Mr Sakaja is being feted for his role in shaping the youth agenda in Kenya.

"This is in recognition of your leadership skills and youth empowerment in Kenya. Your standing belief in the young generations and their potentials has made you a remarkable change maker," reads the letter from the organisers.

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