Hilda Gacheri Bundi who made internet users go wild appointed Environment Ambassador

Hilda Gacheri Bundi (Photo: Courtesy)

Hilda Gacheri Bundi, who made internet users go wild when a picture of her carrying an improvised bag made of banana bark and leaves went viral, was on Tuesday appointed an Environment Ambassador by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

The Form 3 student at Materi Girls School in Tharaka Nithi County who won the hearts of many Kenyans for her creativity was named the Environment Ambassador in South Imenti Constituency.

Some say she is a 'Wangari Maathai in the making'.
Hilda presented with a special hand bag by NEMA official (Photo: Courtesy)



(Photo: Courtesy)

The student is also set to meet the Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu on a later date.

Hilda was going about her business unaware that someone had taken pictures of her and she quickly became an internet sensation among Kenyans.

Her bold move in carrying what some would consider outdated caught the attention of many Kenyans.

"To me I see a very confident girl bearing in mind the ridicule she would get from her peers being a digital generation. She must be commended for being bold," Gikeri Thomas commented on a Facebook post on Ndungu Nyoro’s page.

Some people lauded for her courage and creativity, offering to pay her school fees because ‘she fought the odds’. Another offered to buy her a backpack. Others called her ‘Wangari Maathai in the making’ and are even fronting a campaign to get Miss Bundi recognized by NEMA.