Citizen TV’s Stephen Letoo wins prestigious Maa Award


Citizen TV's Stephen Letoo wins prestigious Maa Award

Stephen Letoo, a senior political journalist at Citizen TV, is the Maa Male Media personality of the year.

At an award ceremony held at Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi on Friday, Letoo trounced five other nominees.

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday,” an elated Letoo told Citizen Digital on Saturday.

Letoo was feted for his excellence in the journalism industry and his contribution to the empowerment and development of the Maa community.

Royal Media Services also scooped an award in another category: the Maa Female Media personality of the year was announced as Risper Nanai from Viusasa.

The Maa awards ceremony is a premier exclusive event that recognizes achievements of outstanding individuals, groups, organizations and businesses of the Maa Community in Kenya and Tanzania.

In Kenya, participants were drawn from Laikipia, Baringo, Samburu, Narok, Marsabit and Kajiado counties.

Some of the other categories that were hotly contested on Friday include Environmentalist of the Year and Radio Presenter of the Year.

The annual Maa Awards ceremony brings together Maa speaking people, organizers and sponsors to celebrate their culture, accomplishments and raise funds for charities that work with the community.

 

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