A Nigerian man whose identity has not been revealed has proposed to a Kenyan Ambassador to Somalia, Ambassador Yvonne Khamati.
Sharing her joyous moment with the world via Instagram, Khamati, 38, posted that she said yes and cried “tears of joy”.
“I said yes. I did. I said it, yes. I cried. For the first time, tears of joy,” posted the career diplomat who is currently the deputy ambassador of Kenya at the Kenyan Embassy in Mogadishu
Her announcement was immediately followed by celebratory messages as celebrities congratulated Khamati on her engagement. The man is rumoured to be a Nigerian, Tuco.co.ke reports
The news did not only excite thousands of her social media followers but also local celebrities and other public figures who trickled the comments section with congratulatory messages.
Media personality, Julie Gichuru and Moses Wetangula’s daughter Sheila were just but a few celebrities who wished Khamati all the best as she took her relationship to the next level. “Congratulations! Wishing you all the blessings in the world,” said an excited Julie.
Here are some of the messages.
Mwamvitamakamba: Congratulations baby girl so so proud of you. I can’t wait for this wedding. Been waiting too long oooo.
Sarahmuyonga: Wow congratulations Yvonne. This is good news!!!
Juliegichuru: Congratulations! Wishing you all the blessings in the world.
Leonawambuu: OMG!!!!! Congratulations mummy. Wishing you both all the best and all the blessings on the world.
Mwonjiru__s: Wow. Deep and beautiful moment. Enjoy
Sheila Wetangula: Yeeeey my sister is getting married.
Liversynjenga : Congratulations
Details on when the African Union (AU) African Governance Architecture (AGA) goodwill Ambassador will walk down the aisle are still under wraps.
In 2001, aged of 21, Khamati made history by becoming the youngest person to be elected in the executive committee of the political party, Ford Kenya.
Back when she was just 17, she had served as the international coordinator of the world youth organisation on climate change, engaging world leaders on climate change, at the tail end of the 20th century – long before the phenomenon became a buzzword.
By the time she was 22, she became the youngest person to have been appointed to the East African Parliament. In May 2007, at 24, she was appointed ambassador and permanent representative of Kenya to Ethiopia.