Ababu Namwamba awards Mambo Mbotela Ksh1M.
Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs and Sports Ababu Namwamba awards veteran broadcaster Leonard Mambo Mbotela Hongera Award for his contribution to the broadcasting industry.
“CS AbabuNamwamba today (Tuesday) visited the legendary broadcaster Leonard Mambo Mbotela in his home, in Nairobi, where he took time to check on the health of the renowned broadcaster, present him with his Hongera Award and Ksh1 million in recognition for his contribution to the nation,” the ministry said.
CS Namwamba praised Mbotela, who also doubled up as a football commentator in his heydays, for mentoring many journalists in the country.
“Legends are forever. What a special blessing to visit with and drink from the fountain of wisdom of this incredible national hero of all time, the ever-green, irrepressible colossus Leonard Mambo Mbotela, he of the peerless “Je, huu ni Ungwana” fame.
“Support for Mbotela is a special salute to him and all our broadcasting greats who have left such an indelible mark on the rich tapestry of our nation. Live long Shujaa!” the CS wrote on X, formally Twitter.
Mbotela, 83, ruled the Kenya airwaves for more than 40 years.