Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised Ferdinand Omanyala a new limousine once he jets back into the country from Commonwealth Games.
Sonko said he will line up 15 limousines to welcome him at the airport and gift one for him.
The former governor said Omanyala deserves the best treatment for making Kenyans proud after winning the first gold medal for the country in the games.
“Mulipokuwa mumelala munaota Mkenya mmoja ambae ni fastest man Africa nzima Ferdinand Omanyala ameshindia nchi ya Kenya gold at the Commonwealth Games, clocking 10.02 seconds.
“Pongezi sana na serikali ikikubali nitakupangia sherehe kubwa ya kukulaki na limousines 15 zikupokee na nikufanyie shereye ya 10 days na nikupee limo moja bure iwe yako. Twakupenda sana for making us proud,” Sonko wrote on his Facebook page.
Omanyala clocked 10.02 seconds to dislodge Akani Simbine (10.07) of South Africa who settled for silver with Sri Lankan Yupun Abeykoon claiming bronze.
Just over a week ago, Omanyala had a disastrous outing at the World Athletics Championships held in Oregon but that did not make him sulk as he promised to make Kenyans smile and he did just that.
Better preparations for the Commonwealth Games meant that he had one job to do, confirm that he is indeed the greatest ever sprinter from the continent and he did it in style.
Before the final, Omanyala knew exactly what to expect, a stiff challenge from Akani Simbine who was the defending champion from the 2018 Games held in Gold Coast, Australia.