Winnie Wambui Kamau, the lady whose photo went viral online after she was spotted breastfeeding her one-and-a-half-year-old baby Valencia Wangui in the middle of a match, arrived in Mombasa for a three-day fully paid vacation, courtesy of tours and travel company, Expeditions Maasai Safaris.
The 23-year-old single mother and her baby were accompanied by 60-year-old grandmother Mary Wangui under whose care the baby was left during the football match to mark the International Women’s Day in Nyandarua last week.
The three flew to Mombasa on a Fly540 aircraft.
Wambui is one of the strikers at the ladies Karangatha football team nicknamed Morvel Dada’s in Nyandarua County.
She has captured the attention of the country with her action in the tournament organized by Nyandarua Women Representative Faith Gitau to mark the International Women’s Day celebrations last Monday.
Winnie was breastfeeding her baby in the middle of a football match pitting her club against Karangatha women FC, at Njabini stadium.
She didn’t seem to care much about the onlookers and she did not wait for a private moment at a secluded corner to attend to her baby.
The photo that trended on social media platforms shows the young Winnie cuddling her baby while standing as her teammates relax on the pitch, waiting for the second half to kick off.
“It’s not every day we get to see young mothers playing football in Kenya, and at the same time reminding us that no matter how busy we might get, we should never forget to pause and care for those who deserve our care,” said Mr. Karema during the visit.
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