Jomo Gecaga is Uhuru Kenyatta’s first son. The light skin lad may not be a familiar name to many but he will be this week as he weds his wife and mother of his child Achola Ngobi.
How can a man wed his wife? Easy. The two had already held a Kikuyu traditional wedding called a “ruracio”.
Word on the street has it that the couple’s highly anticipated white wedding is scheduled for this coming weekend. According to an anonymous source, the high profile Kenyan wedding is slated for Sunday, April 8th. The source revealed:
“The Jomo Kenyatta wedding will be on April 8th. You guys should look out for it. The venue has been kept hush-hush for obvious reasons.”
The church wedding will mark the culmination of months of covering all traditional Kikuyu marriage rituals. The latest of these traditional ceremonies was the “Kũonio itara” ritual, which basically means being shown the groom’s homestead.
Appropriately named, this ceremony took place at the Kenyatta family’s rural home in Ichaweri village, Gatundu South in November 2016.
It was graced by the who’s who in government, as well as hundreds of locals who were kept at a distance but followed proceedings on a large screen.
In November last year, days before President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for his second term, Jomo Kenyatta and Achola welcomed a baby girl who was named Wanjiru, after First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s middle name.