Being married for over twenty years is a huge feat. Though not clear on which exact date, president Uhuru Kenyatta said ‘I Do’ to Margaret Kenyatta, what is certain is that a lavish ceremony was held at Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi in the late 1900s.
Any married couple will testify to the virtues of patience and tolerance playing a key role in making the relationship work.
Being supportive of each other’s goals is also a huge factor and the first couple appears to have mastered that art.
With three children; Jomo, Ngina and Jaba and years of sustaining their union, the couple makes heartwarming gestures and due to their high status makes it to the media.
The duo is supportive of each other attending formal events they are obligated to appear as the first couple in the country. They also feature in each other’s individual feats and passion projects.
For example in 2015, when Margaret Kenyatta crossed the finish line at the Beyond Zero Marathon, it was President Uhuru Kenyatta who took time off his schedule to head to the finish line and warmly embrace the First Lady.
The picture went viral on social media with many labelling them #CoupleGoals.
When he is not able to attend the marathon event, the president is keen to ensure he follows the event by any means.
For the 2016 edition, Uhuru was in Ghana on official duty and was forced to follow his wife’s performance in the race via the internet.
He shared a romantic message to his wife congratulated the First Lady for successfully completing the 10km First Lady Half Marathon.
“Congratulations my love. I just watched you cross the finish line on my online live stream. I am proud of you #BeyondZero,” the President wrote on his Twitter handle that has since been deactivated.
When the First lady took on the London Marathon in 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta was a the finish line where he hugged her after running the race.
The two are not shy of showing public acts of affection. On January 12, 2016, during the opening of the English Point Marina in Mombasa - the two shared an intimate moment in the full glare of the camera. The two shared a very loving kiss. The scene which happened before a crowd caught many unawares leaving those around gazing at the first couple.
In the photos shared by the President's communication team, Kenyatta visibly enjoyed the moment as after the kiss he smiles uncontrollably.
The two also have light moments, especially in 2018 where they show their less serious side. In December 2018, the two held a day-long Christmas party for children at State House, Nairobi.
The Head of State and his wife freely interacted with the children and broke a sweat by joining them in dancing the famous song Tsa Mandebele Kids by Oskido's Candy.
In 2017, President Uhuru opened up on how he met the first lady. In a 45-minute live chat on his official Facebook page gushed over how their love story blossomed.
“This is an interesting one. How did I meet the first lady? When I met the first lady, she wasn't the first lady. She was just another.... wonderful, beautiful girl. Ahhhh... let me say that I first met her brother and we were in secondary school together.
“We became friends and through him, I managed to meet his younger sister and we started off a relationship that has lasted from high school till now and I'm thankful to God for that,” he explained.
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