21 Couples Tie the Knot in Mass Wedding [VIDEO]

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    Congregants at a wedding in a church in Kenya
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  • A rare spectacle was witnessed in Merewet, Uasin Gishu after 21 couples made their vows at a go in a mass wedding.

    The mass wedding attracted less than 200 guests in compliance with the Ministry of Health guidelines on public gatherings.

    The wedding was hosted at St. Augustine Catholic Church and presided over by Father Michim who took time to read the marriage vows to the 21 couples.

    A convoy at a wedding in Kenya
    A convoy at a wedding in Kenya
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    A bride who was part of the newlyweds that tied the knot explained that her decision to have the mass wedding in the church was informed by strict protocols that had to be observed.

    "We opted to have the wedding in the church because there are guidelines we have to follow, for example when getting into the church you have to wash your hands.

    "Your temperature is also checked and social distancing guidelines have to be followed while seated," explained the bride.

    The 200 guests who attended the wedding were comprised of close family to the couples who came to witness their loved ones exchange vows.

    Father Michim on his part explained that the mass wedding was limited to 200 guests due to the deadly virus that has spiked in recent weeks.

    "We reduced the large crowds that would have attended the meeting to curb the spread of Covid-19," noted the father.

    The wedding was conducted in the open with the couples lining up one after another as the father took turns to read the oath to the couples.

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