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Online excitement as Bayern Munich wishes Kenyans Happy Jamhuri Day

Kenyan football fans on Tuesday received a special message from the unlikeliest of sources, in the frame of German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich.

As the country was marking Jamhuri Day – its 54th year of self-rule – in an occasion headlined by celebrations and a keynote address from President Uhuru Kenyatta, the record German champions were among the high profile institutions that took time – via social media – to convey special messages to Kenyans.

That particular message, posted on Facebook, was accompanied by a photo of six of the the club’s first team players, including star forward Robert Lewandowski and the club mascot huddled together in a celebratory mood.

As expected, the message promptly attracted mixed reactions from Kenyans, most of whom follow the Bundesliga on NTV and StarTimes.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

Celebrated media personality Carol Radull posted: “Asante Sana (Thank You very much)”

Another media personality Jeff Kinyanjui added: “Lots of love from Kenya.”

Jeff Onyango wrote: “Thanks Bavarian giants.”

Wambugu Musango said: “Thank you, but I am still not happy with you there is a weekend I lost MultiBet because of you. I was to pocket Sh1 million in cash.”

With 27 Bundesliga titles, 18 German Cup honours and five European championship titles, Bayern are ranked among the most successful football clubs in the world.