Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has been awarded best Senator in Central Kenya at the County Gala Awards held on Friday, August 20, at a Nairobi Hotel.
Taking to his Twitter shortly after the award, Kang’ata an ardent supporter of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto said he was recognised due to a motion that saw his County allocated an extra KSh 890 Million.
“Humbled to be awarded ” Best Senator Central ” at County Gala Awards, Kempinski Nairobi today, due to passage of “1 Man, 1 Shilling ” motion that led to additional resources to counties. Muranga got an extra KSh 890 million,” he said..
He dedicated the award to Muranga County residents for their resilience and industry.
“Service to the people is service to God, congratulations to my friend Kiruga, Member of County Assembly of Chinga Ward, Nyeri,” Kang’ata said.
The former Senate Majority whip has declared interest in the Murang’a governor’s seat in the upcoming 2022 General Election as the current county boss Mwangi Wa Iria retires and looks to vie for the presidency in 2022.
Nairobi Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga received the best Gender achievement award.
Machakos’s Alfred Mutua was ranked overall best Governor while Caroline Karugu from Nyeri was awarded as the best Deputy Governor.
Makueni county senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior was named the best Senator at the County Gala Awards event.
Rarieda MP Otiende Omollo was awarded the best performing legislator while Sabina Chege (Murang’a) emerged as the best performing Woman Rep.
Best Nominated MP was Ole Sankok from Narok while the best Nominated MCA went to Doris Makere.
Kajiado County Assembly Speaker Johnson Osoi was ranked best speaker countrywide whereas Nakuru County emerged top as it was named the best performing county in the country.
The winners were arrived at after a report was compiled from a survey conducted between January 1 and February 30, 2021, and were released last month.
The prizes were given by the County Gala Awards, a business and marketing company.
The County Gala awards CEO Khalid Njirani revealed that next year’s awards will be recognising those who have greatly achieved under the five years of devolution.