Celebrated Radio Jambo presenter Daniel Githinji, popularly known as Mbusii was among the 59 exemplary Kenyans who benefited from the Head of State Commendation award on Mashujaa day.
Speaking to Radiojambo.co.ke, the soft spoken drive presenter was ecstatic and dedicated the recognition to God for a successful year which also saw him and his colleague Lion deh being hosted by President Kenyatta for an exclusive one on one interview at Statehouse Nairobi.
“Kwanza nafeel nikiwa Irie kwa mawingu ya juu kabisa!” Said Mbusii.
I didn’t expect the special recognition because I did not had any idea there was such a list. Funny thing I actually never made an appearance neither at Kasarani stadium nor at Statehouse .”
On what he thinks was the reason president Kenyatta honored him.
The reason why I was recognized it’s because I have never changed ever since I started off, I am still humble and more so I deal with youths from humble beginnings.
The youths know that I advocate for their rights and speak on their behalf and when the president noticed that, he honoured me as the youth ambassador.
According to Mbusii, the special award will open new ventures for him even as he looks to work more with cooperates in the coming year.
There are cooperates gigs which I wasn’t lucky enough to secure and maybe this special recognition will just but open doors. 2017 I would say since I started out as a presenter has been my best year yet.
Ku meet Orezo wa Kenya sio kitu ya mchezo, watu wengi sana wanatamani lakini kumfikia huwa ngumu. So hii mwaka favor ya sir Jah imekuwa excess kwangu na nahope 2018 hiyo ndio itakuwa sasa ya kuomoka ile viserious!
Mbusii also took to his social media pages to thank His Excellency the president for the award.
Read his post below.
I would like to thank our president Mr Uhuru Kenyatta for finding me worthy of receiving head of state commendation. Namba 51 sitawahi sahau. Blessed.
Recipients of these awards are selected by the National Honours and Awards Committee who work in the Office of the President.
They are guided by the National Honours Act, which stipulates that a person who exhibits exemplary qualities or achievements of heroism, patriotism or leadership, those who have made exemplary contribution to the country in terms of economic, scientific, security and business among other fields should be feted.
Other awards include the Order of the Grand Warrior, Distinguished Conduct Order, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star of Kenya and the Uhodari Medal.