The Kenyan star has impressed with his performances this season, including scoring a header in the Hoops' sensational Champions League win over Barcelona, prompting speculation that he could be set for a transfer elsewhere.
But the Bhoys star told Uefa.com: "The city and the fans ... they are so passionate. Fans here love the game. I can't speak highly enough of them.
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When asked about why he feels the fans think of him as special, he continued: "My style of play and my jersey - it's part of the club's history.
"I appreciate the history, what the club did that year [Lisbon Lions winning the Champions League], that's why I chose to wear No.67."
"My brother McDonald Mariga [of Inter] has been my inspiration. I've worked to be like him, to achieve what he has and to play for a big club like Celtic.
"Winning away in Moscow [against Spartak] was the greatest night since I've been at Celtic, for me and the whole team. Everybody in the dressing room was jumping around, celebrating, screaming - it was unreal. It was perfect."