Three heroes and a heroine were yesterday feted by Vihiga County Commissioner Ochillo Oyugi on behalf of the president for their extra ordinary service to the community in various areas.
Speaking in his office while presenting their certificates and medals, Oyugi commended the four for the exemplary service they offered in different sectors.
The CC said one does not only need to fight for the country’s freedom for them to be recognized as heroes and heroines but they need to offer extra ordinary service and be an example to others in areas including agriculture, sports, business, Education, environmental conservation and fighting for the rights of the people living with disabilities.
Mary Angila Ng’ambwa ,53 from Luanda Sub County was recognized for playing a key role in reproductive and maternal health.
Angila who was once a traditional birth attendant now a birth companion ensures that pregnant women attend antenatal clinics, deliver in hospitals and attend postnatal clinics.
She also teaches mothers on the benefits of breast feeding and encourages to exclusively breast feed their babies for six months and to ensure children get all the vaccines.
Josephat Musagame, 51 from Hamisi Sub County who is visually impaired was recognized for championing the rights of people living with disabilities.
Musagame thanked the president for recognizing the roles people living with disabilities are playing in the community saying that disability is not inability.
Patrick Onyino Kereda, 51 from Sabatia Sub County was recognized for playing a key role in education by ensuring children get education.
Isaac Mugunda who was not present was recognized in the special category for using his guitar and music to preach peace in the society.
The four were recognized by President Uhuru Kenyatta during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebration held in Kirinyaga County but they did not attend in person because of the limited number of attendants due to Covid-19 pandemic.