Uhuru awards Nzioka Waita during Madaraka Day celebrations

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A past photo of Machakos Gubernatorial Aspirant Nzioka Waita. (Photo - Courtesy)

Former Head of Presidential Delivery Unit and Statehouse chief of staff Nzioka Waita was feted by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 59th Madaraka Day Celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi.

“As the Head of Delivery, he created a strong Delivery office that gave the president a line of sight to his Key developments and programs.” An announcement was made as he was being feted.

He was awarded the Moran of the Order of Golden Heart (MGH) for outstanding service rendered to the nation.

According to the National Heroes Act, a person recognized as a national hero or heroine is entitled to: invitations to national and community functions as a state guest, having cultural festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and sports events organized in their honor, and Having towns, institutions, open parks in urban areas, roads, streets, estates, stamps and notable landmarks named after them among other benefits.

The Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest category of presidential awards which is further divided into three classes Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (C.G.H.), Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) and Moran of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (M.G.H.)

Nzioka Waita resigned to vie for the Machakos Gubernatorial seat on a CCU Party ticket.