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Girl, 9, gets her wish after appearing on TV show

A young poet-cum-author who appeared on a TV talk show and made a wish has seen it come to pass when she met President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Nine-year-old Natalie Wambui appeared on Jeff Koinange Live two months ago and said one of her biggest dreams was to meet the first couple and issue them with copies of her own books.

“At JKL, we always aim to inspire, motivate and help turn those dreams in reality!” announced Koinange.

“Natalie finally met with the president and the first lady and issued them their own signed copies of her books!”

He attached pictures of the young girl posing for pictures separately with President Kenyatta and his wife.

The host then thanked the two for watching his show.

This development will offer relief to Mr Koinange, especially after the show was dogged by several acts of controversy in the recent past.

The standout incidents include when activist Boniface Mwangi walked out of the show following the unannounced entrance of politician Moses Kuria.

In another incident, Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna caused a storm when he made rape comments on live TV against Nairobi businesswoman Esther Passaris.

Mr Koinange has in the past been arrested, charged and fined in connection to comments made on that show.