Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has honored a Kenyan doctor for her exemplary act, working with some of the most vulnerable in East Africa.
Dr Stella Bosire was awarded the Commonwealth Point of Light award at an event hosted by the British High Commission in Nairobi.
Jane Mariott, the British High Commissioner, who presented the award on behalf of the Queen said, “I am delighted that Dr Bosire has been named as Kenya’s Commonwealth Point of Light Award winner and am proud to present her with this award on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen.”
“Her tireless championing of sexual and reproductive health and rights, mentorship of some society’s most vulnerable people and support for civil society organizing in East and Central Africa are fully deserving of this recognition and acclaim,”she noted.
“I hope Dr Bosire’s shining example inspires citizen from across the Commonwealth and beyond to volunteer their skills, knowledge and experience in support of others. Many congratulations to her.” She added.
The event brought together companies and organizations that are supporting the empowerment of women in Kenya including through responding to barriers such as gender-based violence and access to health care.
Dr Stella Bosire’s work was highlighted as an outstanding example of the difference one individual can make. She has supported over 20,000 women and girls living in poverty with education programmes, mentoring, work experience and reproductive an sexual health advice.