“To this end, I personally commit to extend the works of the Sonko Rescue Team to the larger East African Region, and later across to Africa,”Sonko said.

The Nairobi Governor said his organization has been on the front line in reforming Kenyan youth from crime, drugs and substances abuse among other vices, while supporting them to establish sustainable income generating programs in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Recently, the SRT embarked on a program to fight for the rights of and support helpless widows and their children who have for many years been disinherited of their property due to archaic cultural practices.

“These practices have no place in the 21st Century,” he said.

Sonko challenged those with means to help the less fortunate in the society so as to make the world a better place.

Founder-Chancellor of the European Digital University Prof Sidhic A. Muhammed said without service to mankind, life is meaningless.“The quality of life is increased when we help each other out,”he said

The professor also said Sonko’s recognition is a motivation to society and a message that there is always someone watching when we do good for mankind.

Others who attended the ceremony, which also doubled as the launch of the EDU-KWAKOO Blockchain Training and Application Programs, include University of Dubai president Dr Eesa Al Bastaki, Kwakoo Academy CEO Dr Anthony Saint, among others.

In February this year , Sonko was also appointed the Good Deeds Ambassador by the Good Deeds Global, an Israel-based organization for his generosity in helping the needy.