The Kenyan woman who landed a dream trip by editing herself into photos of tourist attraction sites in China is back in the country after a two-weeks’ vacation.

Seveline Kinya, who goes by the name Seve Gats on Facebook, described her trip to China as a dream-come-true holiday.

“I had a wonderful time there and traveled to four different cities and I got to interact with a lot of wonderful people,” said Ms Kinya during her first interview on national TV since her return.

Ms Kinya became an instant internet sensation after she shared dozens of poorly edited photos claiming to have left the country for China.


Businessman Sam Gichuru who was behind Ms Kinya’s trip explained why he helped her live her dream.

“I did the same thing once, but unlike Ms Kinya I never posted them. I simply put my dream car and a few other things on PowerPoint to remind myself of what I wanted in order to achieve them,” Mr Gichuru said.

When Ms Kinya arrived in Beijing two weeks ago, she was ferried around in a limousine courtesy of China Investment Company who took care of her while she was there.

“They got interested after they saw her picture on social media then contacted me and offered to take care of everything while she was in China,” Mr Gichuru added.

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