Parents celebrate 7th birthday of aspiring son Kenya News

  • Mercy Wambui and her husband know all too well what their son, Alfred Ndambuki, wants to be in the future; a pilot
  • To bring this achievable dream closer to home, they recently gave him a pilot-themed 7th birthday
  • They hope that by doing so, they bring the ambitions of the young man to life day by day.

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Young Alfred Ndambuki Mwanzia has always been interested in the automotive world from a young age, but it went even further when he boarded his very first plane with his mother Mercy Wambui.

Alfred Ndambuki’s 7th birthday will be etched in his memory for years to come. Photos: Mercy Wambui.
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It may have been a 30 minute flight to Mombasa, but Alfred was addicted to the world of aviation, so much so that he started spending his free time on YouTube researching how planes take off and land.

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One more step towards the dream

To push his burning dream of one day becoming a pilot, his parents considered it prudent to make a pilot themed birthday when he was seven years old.

“We just thought about getting an outfit and taking him to a studio for a photoshoot, but he insisted he preferred not to have the outfit but to access the cockpit of an airplane,” said Wambui to Hillary Lisimba.

With her desires laid bare on the table, the parents had to look for a plane for her birthday.

Alfred was able to understand what it means to be in a cockpit.
Sitting in the current cockpit, Alfred Ndambuki feels in control of his future. Photo: Mercy Wambui.
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D-Day

Everything had to be on point, from the outfit to the cake, then to the plane itself.

On June 25, 2021, the grade 1 student at Carmelvale Catholic School in Donholm donned the pilot‘s uniform and landed at the airport on a waiting plane.

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“The excitement was inordinate, it was even difficult to control it,” Wambui said.

When asked how much they paid to do a photoshoot with the plane, she is adamant the deal remains under wraps.

“We signed a nondisclosure agreement on any related matter and part of the deal was to remove any name from the company in case it was mistakenly captured,” she revealed. .

Alfred was delighted to feel like he was in a pilot's uniform.
Alfred Ndambuki’s love for flying saw him in a real plane on his 7th birthday. Photos: Mercy Wambui.
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Wambui adds that the only moment that almost ruined the young man’s quest was when she told him that sometimes planes had trouble in the air and tumbled from the sky.

“He was so devastated that he considered turning his career dreams into a truck driver. It took reassurance to let him know it was a rare occurrence, so he returned to aviation,” a- she added.

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TUKO.co.ke wish the future pilot a happy birthday as he hopes to fulfill his dream of taking off in the near future.

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