#WaiguruWeddingBells: What Kenyans should expect from Governor’s Forthcoming Nuptials

 

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Sometimes you would wonder how the tweet streets would be without our very own ‘Mr. Wise Man’ Miguna Miguna. NRM self-made general Miguna has left a dirty egg on the face of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. All these because she waits to go down the aisle a few days to come.

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You see love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Why are Kenyans so bitter about her bold move? Is it wrong to find happiness in this bitter world?

Miguna Miguna, who is based in Canada made the tweet after it had become clear that Waiguru was set to marry her fiancée lawyer Waiganjo Kamotho.

In his tweet, Miguna said that the two deserved to conduct their wedding in prison rather than in the public arena.


Below were a few reactions;


Some netizens were kind enough to send in their congratulatory messages;

Here are a few things we would look forward to during Waiguru’s traditional wedding. Many people don’t know what Ngurario also known as gutinia kiande is so below is a breakdown.

Ngurario is the final part of the Kikuyu wedding to formalize the marriage under the Gikuyu rites. After Ngurario the woman is completely part of the family and can never be divorced or marry another man. The marriage was so final that even if the woman got a child from another man the groom had to take care and take it as his own.

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Initially, it was done before the girl went to the man’s home but these days it is sometimes done after. It served as the wedding and there is no need for a church or civil wedding after that. On the other hand even if one has done a church wedding the couple is not considered properly if it is not done.


The ceremony begins with the slaughtering of a goat by the bridegroom and his people at the brides home. The knife used is given by the bride’s mother and she has to be given a present in order to release it.

Once the goat is slaughtered in the Kikuyu way, the meat is roasted. There are three parts of the goat which are involved in the ceremony/ igongona (compulsory and original)

1. A goat’s right “arm” (guoko); this is where the kiande is got from.
2 Ribs (inkengeto/ ihaha) most people know them as baru
3. Entrails (gitungo kia mara kinyitaine na wei );

Other (five) pieces given by the groom

1. Ruhonge
2. Liver (ini)
3. Ears (two ears)
4. Kidney (higo)
5. Ngerima

Even when Kenyans continue trolling the Governor for her move, it’s important to note that the two have had a close friendship of about 10 years, you all cannot honestly start hating on that.

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