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Radio station bashed for asking for funds to enable young fan become a presenter

Kenyan have not taken kindly requests by a local radio station for donations from the public to enable a young football fan achieve his dream of becoming a presenter.

John Onkendi, the young boy in question, first captured public attention this week when a video of him naming players in the English Premier League went viral.

In the viral clip, the barefooted Onkendi correctly named Manchester United’s and Chelsea’s first team players.

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On Friday, Radio Maisha hosted the young Onkendi in their morning show. The station later put up a paybill number on their Twitter account asking those wishing to support the budding football commentator to make contributions.

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John Onkendi (in brown jacket) when he visited Radio Maisha studios in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

On Twitter, Kenyans wondered how the radio station is asking for help yet they are already part of one of the biggest media houses in Kenya.