• The award also known as Honoris causa, was given to Pratt during the 51st university's graduation ceremony on Friday.
• The university awarded her the degree in recognition of her passion, commitment, and distinguished service to People Living with Disabilities (PWDs).
Kenyatta University has awarded the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters to President Uhuru Kenyatta's sister, Kristina Wambui Pratt.
The award, also known as Honoris causa (especially of a degree awarded without examination), was given to Pratt at the 51st university's graduation ceremony held on Friday.
The university awarded her the degree in recognition of her passion, commitment, and distinguished service to People Living with Disabilities (PWDs).
The institution noted that Kristina has been involved in numerous special education associations and schools in so many years.
She was on the board of the Kambui School for the Deaf, Jacaranda School for the Mentally Handicapped and the Kenya Society for the Blind.
Kenyatta University noted that because of her commitment to the PWDs and her appointment as Ambassador of the Visually Impaired to Africa by UNESCO in 1977 she was to be given the award.
She was nominated to receive the award because of her contribution to serving the community and people with disabilities.
She is also the founder of facilities for the disabled and an ambassador for the visually impaired in Africa.
"In 1978, I set up the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) in the Kasarani district, where teachers for the blind, hearing impaired and mentally disabled are trained," she wrote.