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

By CHAD KITUNDU September 14th, 2018 2 min read

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.


Young fan mesmerizes Kenyans with his deep knowledge of EPL – VIDEO

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.

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.