Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, on Saturday, organised a mass wedding for 32 police officers who tied the knot with the love of their lives in Nairobi.
In the ceremony that was held at the Embakasi Police Training College, the Spouse of the Deputy President gifted each of the 32 couples a Bible and a wall clock as they marked a milestone in their lives.
In her speech, the pastor stated that the gifts were significant to married couples and the existence of mankind.
According to Pastor Dorcas, the wall clock was to act as a reminder of the need to love each other 24 hours a day.
"This clock will remind you to love each other for 24 hours. The other gift is a Bible which is the blueprint of your marriage. If you can follow these words, you will never go wrong," she advised.
Pastor Dorcas also revealed that President William Ruto gifted the couples with his packages placed in white envelopes inside the Bibles.
However, it was not detailed whether the gifts were monetary.
On the other hand, Pastor Dorcas added that her office, the clergy and the National police service (NPS) would work to avail counsellors who will advise the newly wedded couples on marriage life.
Further, she explained that the weddings were organised by her office in conjunction with the police as she aims to dignify the officers who often struggle to fund their nuptials.
Some of the couples also noted that the mass wedding was timely, given that they had struggled to organise one for themselves.
“Organising a wedding comes with huge costs, but since it is catered for, it has been easy for me, and I enjoy the day and thank Pastor Dorcas for making this happen.” Eric Muturi, an officer who wedded, added.
During the first mass wedding organised by the Spouse of the DP, the officers were entitled to invite six members of their family to the function and a reception thereafter.
As part of the celebrations, the organisers bought one cake for all the 32 couples.