Sheikh Adan Wachu, Board Member of the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) received the UN Person of the Year award as one of the runners up. The award is in recognition for spearheading partnership between the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), the Government of Kenya and development partners, including UNFPA in ending of preventable maternal deaths in Kenya.

The UN Person of the Year 2016 award went to Tecla Lorupe for her diligent commitment in supporting the first ever Refugee Team to participate in the Rio Olympics.

The Director General of NCPD, Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae has sent a congratulatory message to Sheikh Wachu who was nominated by UNFPA for the award. Wachu is also a well-known peace advocate in the Country.