Senator's Son Weds in Colourful Traditional Wedding [PHOTOS]

  • Kirinyaga Senator, Charles Kibiru's son, Eric Muriuki, on Friday,  left the singles' club and tied the knot with the love of his life in a colourful a traditional wedding, known as ngurario in Kikuyu.

    Muriuki and his wife, Myra Watiri, exchanged their marital vows in the presence of family and friends at Mutige Boys High School grounds in Gichugu, Kiringaga County.

    The event was also attended by a number of dignitaries including four senators.

    The ceremony signifies that a man has paid the dowry in full, with the man slaughtering a goat and giving a roasted forearm to the wife while exchanging vows.

    According to the photos circulating online, Muriuki carved the meat and held one end, while his wife held the other. 

    As per the Kikuyu customs, it meant that a bond had been created between the couple.

    The senator, who also doubles up as a businessman, became the only independent candidate to be elected senator in 2017.

    Kibiru, a newcomer in politics, was declared the winner after trouncing three of his opponents among them, the incumbent Daniel Karaba of Jubilee.

    On July 13, Kirinyaga Governor, Ann Mumbi, also walked down the aisle with Nairobi-based lawyer, Kamotho Waiganjo, in a lavish traditional ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, among other local leaders. 

    The Kirinyaga governor later revealed plans to drop her surname, Waiguru, which was her former husband's name. 

    The county boss told journalists that she now prefers to be called Anne Mumbi, Anne Mumbi Minji Minji or Anne Mumbi Kamotho Minji Minji.