The relay begins – Ezekiel Kemboi & Michael Nduati.
Here is some info about the celebrity contestants.
In the company of 1968 Olympic Champion Kipchoge Keino is yet another great athlete; Ezekiel Kemboi.
Charles Bukeko better known as “Papa Shirandula” will also take part in the challenge which will test his resilience and fighting spirit as will Uganda’s bad boy Moses Ssali alias Bebecool.
Ugandan Radio Presenter Flavia Tumisiime will also be part of the star-studded line-up together with former Capital FM radio presenter Seanice Kacungira.
Rapper STL will have to prove her mettle against Buzz editor and music critic Phillip Mwaniki, while it will be interesting to see if volleyball player Janet Wanja will bring her enviable experience to the daring challenges she will be presented with.
‘King wa Rap’ Collins Majale, is a monument in the evolution of Kenyan music and it is for this reason that he has been chosen as one of the celebrities to take part in this exciting phase of Tusker’s ode to the country’s 50th anniversary.
Funny man Phelix Odiwuor also known as “Jalang’o” and veteran radio presenter Fred Obachi Machoka will both show what they are made of during the run of the Tusker Twende Kazi program that will begin airing on 23rd February as will vivacious TV and radio presenter Eve D’Souza.
Dj Adrian Washika has proven he has staying power over the years, with his irrefutable reputation as “Your Dj’s favorite Dj”.It will be interesting to see if he has the same wit and drive to get the bottle to Humphrey Khayange in London.
Also in the cast is Ugandan crooner Maurice Kirya who will be joined in the expedition by the dynamic duo that is Radio and Weasel.
Former beauty queen Pinky Ghelani is known for her elegance. Will she be able to rough it out in a foreign country with limited resources?
Vioja Mahakamani judge Lucy Wangui and prolific footballers Allan Wanga, Jeremy Onyango and Jacob Keli will also be a part of the diverse line-up.
The programme will feature a cast of 25 well-known East African celebrities, and 25 East Africans from all walks of life partnering with them. The competition takes place over a 50 day period.
Below is the full list of the participants of this new exciting show.
Team 1: Ezekiel Kemboi & Michael Nduati Team 2: Nameless & Wandia Ma Team 3: Philip Mwaniki & Miller Ronoh Team 4: Radio & David Mwita Team 5: Weasel & Purity Wines Team 6: Jaguar & Edwin Mudaki Team 7: Navio & Anthony Gitonga Team 8: Papa Shirandula & Abba Ndire Team 9: Pinky Ghelani & Thorn Muli Team 10: Jalang’o & John Kimani Team 11: Janet Wanja & Hardlyne Lusui Team 12: Maurice Kirya & David Kimaro Team 13: Allan Wanga & Vanessa Anyango Team 14: Fred Obachi Machoka & Grace Mwelu Team 15: Jeremy Onyango & Simon Mwanzia Team 16: Bebe Cool & Mercy Kuria Team 17: Flavia Tumusiime & Charles Kibinda Team 18: Eve D’Souza & Kennedy Majau Team 19: Lucy Wangui & Michael Munyoki Team 20: Jacob Keli & Antony Gwaro Team 21: Séanice Kacungira & George Karumbi Team 22: Collo & Arnold Murunga Team 23: DJ Adrian & Jenny Muigai Team 24: STL & Perry Kizia Team 25: Kipchoge Keino & Clement Ogwang’
My friend Charles Kibinda is taking part. May the force be with you Charles. Team Charles Kibinda and Flavia. Let’s go. #TwendeKazi
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