Various individuals known to support the Jubilee government by sharing its positive messages online while doing the reverse for the opposition have been recognised by state honours.
The individuals feted with medals during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations include those with official titles as well as personalities who help push the government’s agenda online but with no official title.
(TOP: Dennis Itumbi, one of the HSC recipients).
Among those honoured who are part of the Jubilee ‘online brigade’ include:
- Dennis Itumbi – Director Digital Innovations & Diaspora Communications at State House
- Munyori Buku – Director of Media and External Relations, State House
- Pauline Njoroge – No official title in government but claims on Facebook that she “works at Government of Kenya”.
- Robert Alai Onyango – Also holds no official title but hold but supports the Jubilee administration through his blog – KahawaTungu – and social media handles.
The names of the others who received the Head of State Commendations (HSC) can be found in the image below:
The HSC awards are among the national (state) recognitions bestowed on recipients by the President “in recognition of outstanding or distinguished services rendered to the nation in various capacities and responsibilities” following the advice of a National Honours and Awards Committee in the president’s office. Individuals are nominated for awards by district committees, government ministries, religious organisations, non-governmental organisations, individuals and others.