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Teacher Wanjiku celebrates 10 years in comedy

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  • Her career took off at the Alliance Française in 2009 when she appeared as Wanjiku, a Swahili teacher with a deep Kikuyu accent, in the Heartstrings Kenya play The 43rd Kenyan Tribe.

Leading Kenyan female comedian Teacher Wanjiku celebrated her 10th anniversary at Alliance Française on December 11.

Teacher Wanjiku is Kenya’s most-recognised female comedian. Her career took off at the Alliance Française in 2009 when she appeared as Wanjiku, a Swahili teacher with a deep Kikuyu accent, in the Heartstrings Kenya play The 43rd Kenyan Tribe.

After several productions with Heartstrings Kenya, Carolyne started featuring in the monthly Hot Seat comedy shows staged at Alliance Française as well as Churchill Live Show.

In attendance at the celebration were Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris, Kiza Club CEO Judy Gitau, Kenya’s top comedian Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki and other comedians.

Teacher Wanjiku
Teacher Wanjiku
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Teacher Wanjiku and her husband Victor Ber
Teacher Wanjiku and her husband Victor Ber
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Comedian Daniel "Churchill" Ndambuki, Kiza Club's Judy Gitau, Teacher Wanjiku and Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris cut cake
Comedian Daniel "Churchill" Ndambuki, Kiza Club's Judy Gitau, Teacher Wanjiku and Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris cut cake
Image: Moses Mwangi
Mwende the Comedian
Mwende the Comedian
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Stand-up comedian Abbas
Stand-up comedian Abbas
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Sammy Kioko
Sammy Kioko
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Owago Nyiro
Owago Nyiro
Image: Moses Mwango