On Friday President Uhuru Kenyatta conferred former Citizen TV’s anchor Hussein Mohammed with a Moran of the order of the Burning Spear.
The honor was conveyed through a Gazette Notice dated December 20.
Hussein was listed as the 60th person in the list of persons to be conferred alongside, ANC party leader and former Vice President Musalia Mudavadi’s wife, Tessie Mudavadi.
The top Kenyan journalist quit his job at Citizen TV in October, after a 10-year stint at Royal Media Services.
While in the media world Hussein was commended for his hard-hitting interviews and has hosted top leaders in the political arena including President Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga among others.
The award becomes the latest among other accolades to his name. In 2018, the media personality’s work was recognized when he was awarded the male media personality of the year.