By Joy Macharia
Muranga County Women Representative Wanjiru Chege has yet again been feted by residents for her exemplary efforts of uplifting the lives of the electorate.
A group of people comprising of youth, women, men and church leaders hailed Chege for her people- driven initiatives that has not only uplifted the lives of people but has also wiped out illiteracy in the County.
Led by Mugo Wa Kimani, a youth leader and Reverend Meshac Kimuri the group said Chege deserved the County Gala Award which recognized her as the best women representative in the country.
“Out of her sheer hard work and relentless efforts to put money in peoples pockets, Chege deserved the award, we gather here to confirm and assure the public that indeed, Maitu has change our lives,” Kimani said.
The group added that Chege has left a mark in education sector due to her bursary programs through National Government Affirmative Action Fund and her personal led Sabina Chege Foundation that has sponsored bright but poor students to advance their education.
The women leaders said since her election as the County Women Representative, Chege has supported women through economic empowerment programs by donating hybrid chicken, tanks and issuance of tents which have become source of livelihoods to beneficiaries who have established businesses.
“She has made women smile and as a result, families are happy,” the group noted.
Chege’s office which was represented by her office manager Titus Wairati said the award did not belong to Chege but to Muranga populace.
“We have gone home late, sometimes had sleepless nights as we strive to touch every part of Muranga, the award has only motivated and encouraged the Women Representative and reminded her that her work has been recognized,” Wairati said.
This is not the first time Chege is being honoured for her initiatives.
On May this year, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta feted the fire brand Jubilee member with Bunge Award for her major projects that empowered women and children.
Chege accepted the award with humility assuring that she would continue empowering the women in the country.
“I accept the Bunge Award with great honor Your Excellency The First Lady. It’s my duty to continue empowering women to achieve a more equitable society,” she said.