Uhuru Kenyatta’s son Daniel Owira, who was adopted by the head of state two years ago after his brilliant narrative, has lamented that he barely meets the president as often as people thought.
Defining the president as his father, he said he draws inspiration from the president who has been his best friend.
He pays my fees. He is my mentor and my best friend. I call him dad, the ex-student of Nairobi’s Highway secondary school explains.
Owira, added that he does not see the presidents often as he could have wanted because he is always busy, but can get to talk to him if he wants.
Owira told SDE in the interview:
“Not as frequent. He is very busy.
“I saw him last in August 2015. I have a way of getting a word to him though.”
The 22-year-old currently schools in Multimedia University of Kenya where he is studying Film and Animation. He scored a C+ at Highway Secondary School before joining the Uni.
Owira became famous in 2013 Kenya Schools, Colleges and Universities Drama Festivals in Mombasa when he recited a hilariously interesting poem entitled Otongolo that stole the heart of the president.
The president later invited him to his palace, where he offered him a scholarship.
Kenyatta also helped his family by paying up his mum’s hospital bill of KSh 120,000 bill at Nairobi West Hospital where she was being treated after a wall collapsed on her in South B estate in May, 2015.
The young man had featured in many adverts and campaigns but alleges that he has not let the fame change him or his studies. According to him the fame had change a lot of people around him.
“I became a ‘celeb’ and now, for some, reason, my friends and most people I know think I have a lot money to dish out, which is not the case,” he said. “Being on TV and in the news has humbled me. It’s been a good experience, quite challenging at times.”