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Kitui welcomes Groove Awards winner with pomp

Upcoming gospel artiste Stephen Kasolo received a hero’s welcome in Kitui yesterday on his return home from the Groove Awards ceremony where he was crowned the best gospel singer in Eastern region.

By Free Press Correspondentnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comFriday, 03 Jun 2016 14:55 EAT

Upcoming gospel artiste Stephen Kasolo received a hero’s welcome in Kitui yesterday on his return home from the Groove Awards ceremony where he was crowned the best gospel singer in Eastern region.

Kitui County First Lady Edith Mawia led hundreds of enthusiastic residents who welcomed Kasolo, 22, just a day after he won the coveted prize.

The singer, whose Kamba hit Ngai Niwukilasya was voted the best in its category, was met by cheering residents at Syungila turn-off on the Kitui -Machakos road. A heavy convoy of cars and boda boda riders escorted him into the town.

The singer’s entourage did a number of victory laps along Kitui Town’s streets before he was received by Ms Mawia at the Kitui Bus and Matatu Park, where a brief celebratory ceremony was held.

Ms Mawia urged the youth in Kitui to follow Kasolo’s example and exploit their talents.

“I am requesting each of you to identify your talents and exploit them for livelihood,” she said.

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