Kenyans can’t get enough of Rose Nasimiyu’s British accent
A young, graceful and valiant girl who warmed hearts after publicly announcing that she had cancer five years ago, returned to the country this week from England where she had sought treatment.
Princess Rose Nasimiyu left the country in 2012, a year after she had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of lymph tissue found in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other sites.
Ms Nasimiyu was initially treated locally and underwent tedious and painful chemotherapy sessions that left her frail. Her mother, Phoebe Wekesa, eventually sought help from Kenyans through the Africa Cancer Foundation.
The appeal attracted enough donations and the two flew to the United Kingdom for further treatment alongside her step father.
Four years later, and Ms Nasimiyu jetted back into the country and in her Thursday interview with KTN’s Jeff Koinange, she thanked Kenyans for the donations that made her treatment possible.
Kenyans on social media were however mesmerized by the 14-year-old’s transformation and especially her acquired accent.
Mr Koinange during the interview asked her about the accent to which Ms Nasimiyu responded: “People keep telling me I’ve got American accent…but then when I come here they say I’ve got British accent so I don’t know where I am.”
Rose Nasimiyu grasped the English accent kabisa!!!! #JKL
— Julian ?? (@watesh) June 30, 2016
— Lakti (@Arap_solit) June 30, 2016
#jkl wow Rose Nasimiyu has become such a beautiful lady. The accent!
— Gladys Matundura (@g_Nyancha) June 30, 2016
There's nothing as exciting as seeing Rose Nasimiyu healed and back! And boy is she slaying! And her Bri'ish accent! ??? #JKLive
— Kawi Rincuni ? (@Kawiria) June 30, 2016
American accent it is….. go go Nasimiyu God loves you indeed.
— Simon Ndungu (@ndungumascar) June 30, 2016
@KoinangeJeff this is amazing. With my age I don't have such courage and accent…neither do I expect to. Amazing Rose Nasimiyu.
— Nathaniel Murungi (@MuthomiNathanie) June 30, 2016
Rose Nasimiyu has that Leicester-Scottish accent
— ?????? (@kiruti) June 30, 2016
Nasimiyu has grown beautiful. That accent yow
— Don (@TDonez) July 1, 2016
Happy for Nasimiyu that she's cancer free. She all grown with a British accent!
— Steevo (@mcvostin) July 1, 2016