TORORO: A 10 year old Kenyan girl who drew a magnificent portrait of Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta and impressed Uganda’s Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is in Uganda on a State visit.
During a state visit to Kenya late last month, President Museveni who was impressed with Shelia’s talent promised to host her in Uganda to inspire other young Ugandans to use their talents and cause a greater change in Africa.
Shelia Sheldone Charles, a grade five pupil of Light International Foundation Mombasa becomes one of the luckiest children in Africa to have been hosted by two heads of states, i.e President Museveni of Uganda and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
Sheldone a daughter of a retired prison warder in Kenya has become more of a bread winner in her family with the Kenyan government meeting all the family expenses.
For instance President Kenyatta through his foundation Uhuru foundation is meeting Sheila’s school expenses till she completes her education. President Kenyatta has also helped Sheila’s mother, Vivian Otieno by footing all operation costs that were in millions of Kenyan shillings.
Shelia’s impressive art has seen several great people draw close to her of which she has said that through her art she expects to meet several presidents in Africa.
Sheila will meet President Museveni today Monday at his country home in Rwakitura , Kiruhura district to fulfill the pledge he made.
She is moving in company of her mother Vivian Otieno and the Ugandan ambassador to Kenya, Phibby Otaala.
Ambassador Phibby says she is doing this to fulfill the President’s directive of delivering Shelia to Rwakitura.
Phibby says that before Shelia leaves for Kenya, she wants her to meet Fresh Kid and see how the two can work together to inspire the young generation.
The ambassador also asked Ugandans to take advantage of the East African Community to expand the boundaries of their talents and business in order to reap big from the integration.