Joan Wamaitha, an eight-year-old orphan who had the privilege of welcoming President Obama to Kenya with a bouquet of flowers, is currently the most popular girl in Kenya.
This is how Daily Nation describes Wamaitha’s encounter with Obama:
It was an instant connection between US President Barack Obama and eight-year-old Joan Wamaitha, an orphan from South C estate in Nairobi, who was chosen to present him with a bouquet of flowers upon his arrival on Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Friday evening.
President Obama spent an unusually longer time with the flower girl while embracing her with a warm long hug before they posed for a photo, the whole world watching.
Like a little lady, Wamaitha was dressed for the part. Her almost ankle-length frothy princess dress was matched with white accessories. With flowers in her hair, she stylishly warded the cold with satin gloves embellished with a bow and a velveteen cream cape that matched her pumps.
Her outfit stood in contrast to the bright bouquet that featured a burst of yellow and lilies and tulips with a few red blooms.
For her, she will go down in history books as the first person to greet a sitting US president on Kenyan soil.
So sweet! 🙂
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