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Ellen surprises Kenyan woman on her show

The Ellen Show is trending on Twitter in Kenya at the moment after US TV host Ellen spoke to a Kenyan woman, Achieng Agutu, on her programme.

She said that Ms Agutu was spotted among audience members after showing some great dance moves in the pre-show warm up.

Ellen then surprised her guest by bringing her parents and brother, who she hadn’t seen for two years, on to the set:

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Ellen DeGeneres

@TheEllenShow

Achieng is in my audience, and hasn’t seen her family in 2 years, since they’re in Kenya and South Africa… which is weird, because I’m pretty sure I have some people from Kenya and South Africa backstage.

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Ms Agutu spoke about how hard she worked and studied in the US, to the obvious approval of the audience.

Despite some positive comments from people enjoying the story. Ms Agutu is being criticised in Kenya.

She said she improved her English through watching the musicians perform on the Ellen Show, after which she went to a local cybercafe to download the lyrics in her hometown, western Kenya.

But some commenters on Twitter think she has misled people as English is a compulsory subject at school:

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IreneNM #TuJadili@TuJadili

But amedanganya ati hakujua kizungu

BRAVIN™@IamBravin

Huyu amechoma mbaya sana. English is compulsory right from baby kindergarten. Hapa anatuambia mambo ya cyber cafe. It’s easier to locate a school in Kisumu than a cybercafe.

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Ellen DeGeneres

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Achieng is in my audience, and hasn’t seen her family in 2 years, since they’re in Kenya and South Africa… which is weird, because I’m pretty sure I have some people from Kenya and South Africa backstage.

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ping pong official 🇰🇪@pauliddiali

Achieng agutu goes to cyber cafes to look up lyrics to songs and learn English!
I go to cyber cafes to place multibets,bet and learn math!
Wisdom will finish us Kenyans!
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Ms Odeph@kenyanisa

A whole country colonised by Britain and Achieng said she learned English watching Ellen hehehe. Finesse them namesake. I stand with you.

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But others have come to her defence:

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Muthoni Maingi

@NonieMG

Achieng put on her Sunday best, she had her face beat! The scarf was coiled, neat and ready and FLY!

She then swindled the imperialists.

Leadership!

And you people are here patriotism nikama those your Kenya bracelets deliver money. Hawuuu, love yourselves.

Muthoni Maingi

@NonieMG

Our leader Achieng was gracious, benevolent enough to even provide entertainment.

She danced for those people.

But you people who apparently go to cash in Kenya as chèques are hère kosokoso patriotism you cannot see VISION AND STRATEGY when it slaps you in thé face.

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