Stage set for UK Kenyan Achievers Awards

The fourth UK Kenyan Achievers Awards (UKAA) will be held in London on Saturday 15th December 2012 at The Royal Regency.

The prestigious award ceremony will be attended by high profile Kenyan and non-Kenyan guests to celebrate positive Kenyan achievements.

Among dignitaries to grace the occasion will be the Kenya High Commissioner to the UK H. E. Ephraim Ngare.

Previous winners of UKAA include – a forum that provides news, information and brings together the East African community in UK and in the Diaspora; Ann Wafula-Strike – a remarkable author and Paralympics’ medallist who overcame disability to go on and become a world champion athlete representing Kenya; Janet Wainaina of UKENTV and more.

Previous winner and an all round achiever and Managing Director of SACOMA Mr. Sam Ochieng’ said: “Recognising what people have worked very hard for in the Diaspora is absolutely amazing and I can only encourage more and more Kenyans to come forward and appreciate and support each other through.”

UKAA 2011 nominee Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Barking Elizabeth Kangethe said: “There is a lot of pressure to get to where you want to be and you have to fight for it. UKAA is a unique awards ceremony that serves as a motivator and helps others realise their full potential. It’s a fantastic way of encouraging people to keep achieving and it also boosts morale for people to know that it can be done and it must be done. I like it especially because it recognises unsung heroes achieving in different fields not just academics.”

UKAA Ambassador Pauline Long added: “Being appreciated by my community and being honoured with a UKAA Award in 2009 opened so many doors for me. It gave me lots of encouragement to do more for my community. As a result I founded BEFFTA Awards, which is the premier prestigious red carpet award ceremony that recognises and promotes achievements of black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts in UK, US and Africa”.

Do you know a Kenyan achieving highly in the UK or inspiring, young or old? It could be your friend, colleague, neighbour, boss, please send nominations to with contact details of the person nominated.

For full nomination categories visit or For more information on how to purchase your ticket to this award ceremony please contact Ken on: 07856430127 or Mercy on 07898134675.