Former Tourism and Wildlife Minister, the late Karisa Maitha’s daughter Juney Karisa is set to wed her lover Patrick Mwavula an information officer at the executive office of the Governor, Mombasa County tomorrow.
Juney is a journalist based in Mombasa, working for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
Speaking to Word Is, Juney says the two met during 2017 elections period.
“We are in the same line of work and so it was easy to get along,” she said.
“We’ve since been friends rather than lovers and that gave us a firm foundation to who we are today.”
The two will exchange their vows at the Methodist church opposite Tononoka hall after a traditional wedding slated today.
Juney’s message to her husband to be is that the highs and lows have proven that their love can overcome all challenges.
“Even through the fire, we will emerge as gold and not ashes. This year has been my lowest, but it’s during the low tides we found God who steered our ship to where we are.”
“I am glad God gave me a silver lining in my low moments, and tomorrow I begin a hopeful chapter full of love around me,” she said.
The colour theme of the wedding will be Teal Blue and Peach. The reception will be at Bahari Gates Restaurant Mtwapa.
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho is among the invited guest.
Others are governor of Kilifi county Amason Kingi, Chief administrative secretary ministry of Lands Gideon Mung’aro who is also a family member among other top national and county government officials.