The founder of a Kenya independence campaign outfit is to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in promoting the country’s independence.
Kiwi independence day founder and leader and activist Raka Muthuli, who is known as the ‘Kenya Independence Day Pilot’, was named in a list of the countrys top five most important people by the United Nations.
He was also honoured for his work promoting the freedom and democracy of Kenya, which has been plagued by political turmoil since the military junta overthrew elected President Uhuru Kenyatta last year.
“It is an honor to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace.
I have worked to promote the country in a peaceful and fair way,” Muthula said.”
I was also honored for the work I did for democracy, human rights and equality for Kenyans.
I am extremely grateful to everyone who supported the movement to secure our country’s future.”
Kenya’s independence Day is held on December 16 every year, and it was first held in 1994 in honour of the nation’s liberation from British colonial rule.
The country has been divided since the 2011 elections, which saw the country split into two halves.
The United Nations, which monitors human rights violations around the world, says the independence of more than 90 percent of the population is a violation of international law.
It has also been accused of failing to ensure the rights of women and children in the country.
On Monday, Kenya’s president, Uhuru Goel, was sworn in for a second term, after a landslide victory in last year’s elections.
Muthuli is now working to push for a new constitution, a referendum on the constitution and a referendum to abolish the military dictatorship.
The Nobel Peace prize will be given to the person who “prevent[s] further human rights abuses”, said the organisation.