Veteran media personality Leonard Mambo Mbotela has been sworn in as a member of the National Heroes Council.

The celebrated legendary broadcaster was sworn in at the Supreme Court on Monday 26th of September 2022 where Chief Justice Martha Koome oversaw the exercise.

The 82-year-old veteran journalist was appointed to the council on August 5 by outgoing Sports and Culture CS Amina Mohammed.

In his new appointment, He is expected to hold the post for a period of three years and will take up the functions of the council that include formulating and implementing a policy relating to national heroes, identifying and recommending national heroes, and enforcing sanctions and penalties with respect to disgraced national heroes.

Speaking on his appointment, CJ Koome in a tweet said, “Witnessed the swearing-in of Leonard Mambo Mbotela as a member of the National Heroes Council following his appointment last month,”

The National Heroes Council is mandated to identify, select and honour national heroes.

The mandate, according to CJ Kooome, is an important one as our national story is largely the narrative of the contribution of our heroes to nation-building.