During a busy and buzzling ceremony in Nairobi, the Human Rights Defender of the Year Awards were handed out for the second time.
Out of many good nominations, three winners were chosen by an independent selection panel for their outstanding human rights work.
Upcoming HRD of the Year award went to Dr Kizzie Shako, HRD of the Year to Elias Kimaiyo, and Lifetime Achievement award to Njeri Kabeberi.
The selection panel consisted of eminent representatives of the human rights community, chaired by former CJ Willy Mutunga.
Criteria included demonstrable impact on the community, civil courage, leadership, innovation and creativity.