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Sh12m winner says he dreamt of jackpot windfall, and Uhuru victory

A Nairobi based man who won a Sh12 million jackpot by placing a bet with gaming firm BetYetu, on Wednesday left journalists in stitches after he claimed that he dreamt of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking after being unveiled as BetYetu’s first ever jackpot winner for correctly predicting the results of 13 football matches, Edwin Kiarie Muniu said his win was a dream come true, in every sense of the word.

“This is a dream come true. I actually dreamt that I had won a lot of money. I even shared this with my wife, ask her,” Kiarie, who was accompanied by his wife Maureen and 10-year-old daughter Melissa, said.


Kiairie added: “I also dreamt that President Uhuru (Kenyatta) had been re-elected and he was there taking oath of office again, same to (Mike) Sonko and (Ferdinand) Waititu. At the time, I was wondering what kind of dreams they were. But now it is making lots of sense.”

President Kenyatta is seeking reelection in the August 8 general elections with Nasa candidate, Raila Odinga, widely viewed as his closest challenger in a race that has attracted six other contestants.

Senator Sonko and outgoing Kabete MP, Waititu, are separately contesting for the Nairobi and Kiambu gubernatorial seats respectively.