Nairobi’s young acrobat, Wendy finally meets President Kagame
Acrobat Wendy Waeni finally finally got to travel to Rwanda to visit President Paul Kagame after two years of waiting.
The junior gymnast caught the eye of the Rwandese President in 2014 when she performed with her adult crew members during Kenya’s Jamhuri celebrations.
President Kagame then said he would invite the girl to Rwanda a promise that he kept this year.
Ms Waeni had reminded President Kagame of his promise via twitter in August and to everyone’s amusement, he responded to her tweet.
— WENDY WAENI (GLOBAL CHILD) (@WendyWaeni) August 8, 2016
I really shall settle this…invitation will be sent soon 🙂 ! Thank you fr following it up!
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) August 8, 2016
Ms Waeni started gymnastics aged 4 while living in Huruma estate where her current group used to practice in an open field.
She started imitating them and with time when the group wanted to recruit a light weight member she joined them.
She has performed in several state functions and in front of international leaders among them former British Prime Minister David Cameron.