KTN’s Zubeidah Koome Receives Birthday Surprise On-Air

Zubeidah Koome
Zubeidah Koome

KTN News anchor Zubeidah Koome was treated to a surprise on national TV and during a flight with Kenya Airways.

After presenting the 7 PM news, the anchor was caught off- guard with a cake surprise and a photo poster, wishing her happy birthday from her colleagues.

Sharing a clip on social media, the Africa Nazarene graduate sent a message of gratitude to her colleagues.

“Nothing beats the feeling of knowing that there are people that love you…thank you for this birthday surprise @miss.ashafox @beckymuiruri @aggygakunga and for making me cry on National Television.”

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Shortly after the televised surprise, Zubeidah was yet again surprised in-flight, by the Kenya Airways crew, in the presence of her family.

The captain called out her name to wish her a happy birthday before she was presented with a cake from the Kenya Airways crew.

While being cleared at the immigration line, after landing, she was again surprised with a birthday card.

Clearly the mother of two had a good day.


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It’s was midnight, The captain was making his announcements, and little did I know he would call out my name….why, to wish me a happy a happy birthday…I almost jumped out of my skin…overwhelmed with happiness…then the party began…a lifetime experience…celebrating my birthday at an altitude of 40,000ft….this day will forever be treasured…a special thank you to my husband, daughter, Captain and crew of @KenyaAirways and my friends….I love you all….wait that was not all…on landing…I gave out my passport for clearance, then the Immigration officer wished me a happy birthday, and gave me a card…wow…????? love and blessings surrounds me….God thank you for this new year….I will forever praise you….thank you all for the birthday wishes, nawapenda sana

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