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Kenyan girl who gave flowers to Obama goes back to school

27 July 2015, 20:44

Nairobi - An 8-year-old Kenyan girl who presented flowers to President Barack Obama at an arrival ceremony last week is getting lots of attention from students at her school. And she's a little overwhelmed by all the fuss.

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Joan Wamaitha was back at Mariakani Primary School on Monday, preparing for exams this week after her big moment Friday night when Obama landed at Nairobi's international airport and hugged the little girl in a white dress. Obama was in Ethiopia on Monday, the second stop of a two-nation African tour.

Joan's teacher, Pauline Musyoka, says Joan is smart and hardworking, but is a "bit confused" right now because many people are asking her about Obama.

Joan was selected to meet the American president from Mama Ngina Children's Home, where she stays.

- AP


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