Kenya’s BBC Africa correspondent Ferdinand Omondi proposed to his long time girlfriend Caroline Njeri Ng’ang’a on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Wedding bells: Ferdinand Omondi proposes to long-time girlfriend [Photos]
The BBC journalist and ex-Tahidi high actor popped the question days after Njeri dazzled the IEBC panel in her interview.
Omondi went down on one knee to ask his wife to be the million-dollar question as the rest of the country was marking Eid Ul Adha.
Taking to Twitter, the journalist who was popularly known as Mule on Tahidi High announced that she had accepted his hand in marriage.
“And now these three remain faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13. She said yes.” he posted.
On her part, Njeri posted “Like Mary in Luke Chapter 1, my soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my saviour, for God has looked with favour on the lowliness of the almighty’s servant.”
“Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is God’s name. God’s mercy is for those who fear God from generation to generation. God has shown strength with God’s arm; #harusitunayo”
Fellow journalists and media personalities celebrated the good news as one of their own starts the journey into marriage.
Omondi’s proposal comes days after Njeri interviewed for the position of IEBC commissioner on July 8.
During the interview, the youthful candidate dazzled the selection panel with her submissions.
The panel gave positive responses to Njeri's ideologies and suggestions to improve the commission.
"Caroline I can see you have a lot of passion for this post," panelist Elizabeth Meyo noted.
Panelist Faradim Abdalla was especially impressed by Njeri's mention of dispute resolution techniques that she would adopt within the commission.
"I feel at home with you because I sit in the ADR committee meant to solve conflicts within the courts which is heavily burdened," Abdalla told her.
She has 12 years experience in finance, accounting, consultancy and is also doing her masters in applied philosophy and ethics at Strathmore University.
Njeri has worked as head of internal audit for the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, a board of trustee member for the Kenya Tourism Fund and a board member at Ecotourism Kenya.
She also runs her social enterprise that sells creative handmade crafts such as decorative pieces, jewellery, bags and attire
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