President Uhuru Kenyatta was gifted with a photo from acclaimed photographer Mutua Matheka during the Young Africa Works in Kenya.
Courtesy of Mastercard Foundation and Gina Din Group, Mutua presented the print to Uhuru during the official launch of the program in Nairobi.
“So this happened last week. I handed a print of an image I shot to the President of the republic of Kenya at the YAW Kenya launch,” the photograph captioned a photo presenting the gift.
Young Africa Works in Kenya, an initiative which aims to support five million young Kenyans to access dignified and fulfilling work over the next five years, was launched last week.
The Ksh100bn initiative includes partnerships with Equity Group Foundation, Equity Bank Group, KCB Group and KCB Foundation, who will also provide financial literacy.
“Kenya has a vibrant entrepreneurial culture, a strong private sector, and an enabling policy environment… Young Africa Works in Kenya builds on this momentum to prepare and connect young people to opportunities that will grow the economy and transform their lives,” said Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation.
Mutua has cemented his name in the Kenyan art and entertainment scene. He is well-known for his photographic work revealing the multi-faceted beauty of Kenya.
Together with David ‘Blackman’ Muthami and the UN Habitat, he used photography to showcase beautiful Nairobi, and eventually Africa, through ‘I’m a City Changer‘ campaign.
Mutua’s photos have been also used by BBC News Africa’s In Pictures, African Digital Art, NTV’s PM LIVE, among other avenues showcasing excellence.