ODM Nominated Senator, Hezena Lemaletian. [PHOTO: COURTESY]

Orange Democratic Party (ODM) nominated Senator Hezena Lemaletian has acquired two global recognition for youth and women empowerment advocacy. The Queen of the North as she is popularly known, garnered two prestigious awards – the African Leadership Hall of Fame Award and the Exceptional Young African Leaders Award.

Hezena Lemaletian’s journey toward empowerment began with championing the rights of Samburu society. As the Reigning Miss Commonwealth Kenya, the University of Nairobi graduate made history by becoming the first woman from the North to win the national crown.

Lemaletian firmly believes that women, regardless of their appearance, possess the intellect and reasoning capabilities to contribute significantly to society.

Addressing the audience at the event held in Accra Ghana, Lemaletian expressed her gratitude to every patriotic Kenyan youth and all forward-thinking young individuals across the continent. She also raised an essential point about the need to reevaluate the concept of emancipation in Africa, pointing out that more than half of the population comprises consumers, despite the continent’s immense potential.