By Ndungu Gachane
A section of Muranga leaders have praised President Uhuru Kenyatta for promoting Senator Irungu Kangata for the position of the Chief Whip saying the actions demonstrated President’s love to Muranga County.
The two legislators Mary Waithira Wamaua (Maragua) and Nduati Ngugi (Gatanga) said Mr Kangata deserved the position owing to his leadership skills and his loyalty to the Jubilee administration.
They said due to his position and close working relationship with the President they were sure that Muranga would continue benefiting with various development projects.
According to Ms Wamaua, Mr Kangata has proved that he is equal to the task by pushing for development and government agenda in Senate.
“We thank President Kenyatta for having faith with Mr Kangata who has worked diligently and with utmost honesty,” she said.
The Mp said the Senator has been working closely with the county leadership in inspecting development projects so as to deliver a report to the President a move she said would lead to increased development projects done with high level of professionalism.
“The Chief Whip is now working closely with the Head of State and he is his ear on the ground, things can only get better with Mr Kangata as the Chief Whip,” she said.
Her sentiments were echoed by Mr Nduati who said Mr Kangata is a team leader and a visionary man.
“He is in the forefront in championing the government’s business and he is very smart, this was the best bet for the Chief Whip position,” the legislator said.
The leaders spoke at Kiambamba shopping center on Saturday when Mr Kangata fed over 400 locals with food items.
The leaders lauded his charity works in Muranga which he started when he was a Councillor an Mp and now as the Senator even though Senate has no development funds.
Other than food donations, Senator Kangata has been organizing medical camps in Muranga and pushing for tarmacking of various road projects across the County.
On Saturday locals from both Kiambamba village of Kambiti and those from Mithini village of Ithanga cheered him for remembering them during the harsh economic times occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.