Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, hit the headlines in India after being awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree in Dubai on August 7, 2019.
Following a video shared by Sonko on Tuesday, on his Facebook account, The India-based ACV News which covered him being awarded the Doctor of Excellence Honoris Causa by the European Digital University.
An honorary degree is a recognized mark of professional excellence and ability, outstanding professional career, services to the humankind and international achievements.
“When I embarked on these community initiatives, I at no point imagined that one day my little efforts would attract global recognition.
“I’m therefore deeply challenged to do more, beyond my official duties as a governor and I take this responsibility to extend the challenge to you all, to serve your community beyond your individual capacity,” Sonko expressed.
The governor has earned a global applaud for his charity as well as rehabilitation of criminals.
Mike Sonko is currently the ambassador for Good Deeds Day, an Israeli-based organization.
In July 2019, Governor Sonko received an award and honorary membership from the International Police Association (IPA) for his role in fighting crime in Nairobi and reforming ex-gangsters.