• Philanthropist former governor Sonko congratulated Omanyala revealing his big plans for him when he comes back.
• Ferdinard Omanyala won Kenya's first gold medal in ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised to throw a 10-day celebration for Ferdinand Omanyala who won Kenya's first gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Omanyala clocked 10:02 seconds in windy conditions to become the first Kenyan since Seraphine Antao in 1960 to win gold in the sprints at a major championship.
Defending champion Akani Simbine of South Africa took the silver in 10:13 secs with Sri Lankan Yukun Abeykoon taking bronze in 10:14.
Kenyans have since been celebrating the win on various social media platforms. Taking to his Instagram page, philanthropist former governor Sonko congratulated Omanyala revealing his big plans for him when he comes back.
According to Sonko's post, he would like to hold a party for him on his arrival to celebrate the win.
"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 sherehe ya 10 days na nikupee limo moja bure iwe yako. Twakupenda sana for making us proud."
"As you were all asleep and in dreamland, one Kenyan who is the fastest man Omanyala won the Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games, clocking 10.02 seconds. Congratulations. If the government will allow me, I will throw him a mega party and welcome you with a fleet of 15 limousines. The party will take 10 days just to celebrate you. I will also gift you with one limousine for free. We love you for making us proud."