President Uhuru fetes businessman cum politician in recognition of service to nation

By NepJournal November 24, 2016 22:13

President Uhuru fetes businessman cum politician in recognition of service to nation

By NJ Correspondent:


President Uhuru admires a photo of his parents at a function where Mzee Ali was also present.

A former Thika Municipality long serving Councillor and businessman Mzee Mohamed Ali was on Wednesday honored by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his service to the nation.

Uhuru conferred Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) State award on the aging businessman who served as a councillor for 47 years in the defunct Thika Municipal Council, Central Kenya.

“Mr. Ali is a prominent and long standing businessman in Thika town who has provided employment to thousands over the years. He is a revered community and opinion leader having served as a councillor in Thika Municipal Council for 47 years and as the Deputy Mayor of Thika Town” said President Uhuru.

The colorful ceremony was held at State house Nairobi and witnessed by the businessman’s family members as well as top government officials.

Mzee Ali is operated a hotel and butchery business in Thika town. Locals fondly referred to him as Ali Kabati.

He hails from the Isaak Clan of the Somali tribe and fought for independence alongside Kikuyu men under the MauMau banner and movement.




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