On Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family held the last traditional marriage ceremony for his eldest son Jomo and his girlfriend Achola Ngobi.
The who’s who in the public service, corporate and political service graced the ceremony which took place in the family’s rural home, Ichaweri village in Gatundu South Kiambu County.
Hundreds of people residing in the village attended the event but they sat on a separate compound where they watched the ceremony on a big screen.
Ms Achola arrived with her mother and family members led by Rachel Omamo, the Defence Cabinet Secretary at around 1.30pm and they were received by the first Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
Kiambu Women Representative Ann Nyokabi who is a cousin to Uhuru Kenyatta and the former first lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta also welcomed guests to the ceremony traditionally known as Itara.
Traditional dancers entertained the guests and praised the couple who have already done two similar ceremonies as per Kikuyu traditions.
Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at 2.08pm accompanied by Ngengi Muigai his uncle and other relatives.
Muhuho Kenyatts welcomed the guest to the Itara; a ceremony where the bride’s relatives visit the groom’s home to see where their daughter is getting married.
According to Muhuho the ceremony was in celebration of the Kenyatta family and heritage. “Murang’a has come together with Nyanza, Nyanza has come together with Uganda and they have also come together with Kiambu and Nairobi as well.” He said referring to the groom and bride’s family origins.
At 4:25 the first lady took Ms Achola’s mother to the main house to show her where her daughter will be staying once she got married. This is a women’s only affair and men are only allowed to observe.
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