Swahili KTN news anchor Ali Manzu won a prestigious accolade for his outstanding contribution towards the fight to eliminate Female G*****l Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya on Tuesday.
Ali received the prestigious award at the first ever conference by the UN held at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) with the theme: Ending FGM is a political decision – Building bridges for elimination of FGM in Kenya.
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His post read:
“Team work allows us to reach the heights of excellence and perform the extraordinary by touching other people’s story and bring them to life. I dedicate this #endfgm award to the survivors who came out and faced the world and said #notofgm May your hopes and dreams come true. You can. To the KTN News fam, let’s inform the public.”
Female g*****l mutilation (FGM) is a practice that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, and it is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. Globally, it is estimated that 200 million girls and women alive today have some form of FGM.
A holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Public Relations, Manzu is a former presented with Mombasa-based Radio Salaam.
Story credit: Standard Entertainment