BY PATRICK KIMANZI in Nairobi
AZTECA, MEXICO- Kenyan lawmaker Dr Gideon Mulyungi, the 2018 African Philanthrophic Award winner – was yesterday bestowed with an honorary doctorate by a prestigious Mexican University – bringing his total to two, local media outlets said.
Mulyungi earned the latest feather in his cap from the respected Azteca University in Mexico largely due to his sustainable efforts in development occasioned by his philanthrophy feats as well as championing education in his vast semi-arid Mwingi Central constituency.
“I admit you to this honorary degree of Azteca University and by my authority and that of the entire university, give power to read and do all that appertains to this degree,” the university’s Prof D.G Singh read as he conferred the degree to the popular Wiper party legislator.
“One, it has to do with the advancement and strides that Mulyungi is making in philanthrophy. The efforts that he has been making continuously since 2014 through his benevolent efforts in Mwingi. These efforts are and continue to uplift over 90,000 people from poverty” said the MP’s Director of Communications Patrick Kimanzi speaking to COUNTY DIARY.
Hon. Gideon Mulyungi’s efforts in education in Mwingi Central constituency have been described by Kenyan media as “revolutionary”.
“No. 2, it has to do with his fight against infringement of human rights in Mui basin, protection of human rights is something that Kenya is grappling with both in politics and in the society,” added the communications boss.
“Our honorary degree recipients are preeminent leaders in their respective fields and exceptional role models for our graduates,” DG Singh said at yesterday’s fete.
Roll of honour
“We are therefore honored and privileged to have Mulyungi in our roll of honour.
We also recognize his widely known efforts to support the environment, improve education, broaden economic opportunity and promote the Youth and Women while doing all he can on infrastructural upgrades for farmers and bussiness communities” he said speaking to COUNTY DIARY on phone from Nairobi yesterday.