Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ababu Namwamba, on Tuesday visited veteran broadcaster Leonard Mambo Mbotela at his residence in Nairobi to check on his health condition.

According to a ministry statement, the CS awarded Mbotela with the Hongera Award and a cash prize of Ksh.1 million in recognition of “his contribution to the nation.”

“The CS and the legendary broadcaster, famed for his ‘Je Huu Ni Uungwana’ program, reminisced the good old times in radio broadcasting, especially in sports commentary.

“CS Ababu thanked the broadcaster for his contribution to radio broadcast in the country, adding that his name was firmly etched in the history of our nation,” read the statement.

The Minister praised the esteemed broadcaster for his role in nurturing and mentoring numerous journalists in the country today.