BBC's Kenya correspondent Ferdinand Omondi on Tuesday night announced that he had finally proposed to his long-time girlfriend Caroline Njeri Ng’ang’a at a private ceremony here in Nairobi.

An exhilarated Omondi took to his Facebook and Twitter to announce that Caroline had said a big YES when he popped the big question as the rest of Kenyans celebrated Eid-al-Adha.

The senior African journalist shared pictures of the smiling couple after the proposal, with Caroline holding a card reading “He Asked” and Omondi holding one reading “I said Yes”.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13. SHE SAID YES,” Omondi posted.

Ferdinand Omondi and Caroline Njeri. PHOTO/COURTESY

"Like Mary in Luke Chapter 1, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for God has looked with favor on the lowliness of the Almighty’s servant. 

Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is God’s name. God’s mercy is for those who fear God from generation to generation.

God has shown strength with God’s arm; #harusitunayo."

The lovebirds have been dating for months and have in the recent weeks gone public with their relationship, with Omondi on many ocassions sharing his adoration for her on social media.

Ferdinand Omondi and Caroline Njeri. PHOTO/COURTESY

Caroline Njeri Ng’ang’a was among candidates who were shortlisted and interviewed for the position of commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).