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Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Prof. Njeri Wamae (center) receives the 2018 Nelson Mandela Distinguished Africanist Award from DVC - Academic & Student Affairs Prof. Amb. Ruthie Rono (left) in the presence of Prof. Toyin Falola (right). The award was conferred by the Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora (TOFAC) Board at a ceremony presided over by Associate Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Michael Kihara, on Thursday, July 5. PHOTO: ANTONIO LONGANGI

By Dan Muchai

Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Prof. Njeri Wamae is the recipient of the Nelson Mandela Distinguished Africanist Award conferred by the Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora Board during a ceremony held on campus on Thursday, July 5.

To receive the award, a nominee must be a leader who has distinguished him/herself in public leadership positions, be known for the promotion of freedom for Africans both at the national and international levels, and must have shown resilience, courage and determination in the pursuit of African liberation.

In endorsing the nomination of Professor Wamae, the TOFAC Board noted her “commitment to research, integrity, productivity, and sincere passion for everything that is good about Africa.”