Marriage seems to be a beautiful thing for Kenya’s first children.
The first daughter, Fiona Achola Ngobi and son, Jomo Kenyatta stepped out looking all loved up during a recent event.
The two tied the knot at a very hush hush and exclusive white garden wedding that the who is who in the country and across the boarders in Africa was invited to.
This came after a traditional wedding ceremony in 2016. Achola got a warm reception at Uhuru’s rural home in Ichaweri, Gatundu, during the traditional ceremony known as Itara.
Achola was escorted by her mother Ruth Omamo and handed over to her mother-in-law, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, before being escorted to her new home by her aunts and her husband’s aunts amid ululations and cheers.
When she came out of the house, the bride was adorned by her mother-in-law and sister-in-law Ngina before receiving gifts from her aunts.
They included Senator Beth Mugo, Kristina Pratt, Nyokabi Muthama, Anna, Pip, and Christine Gakuo (First Lady’s sisters), as well as Defence CS Raychelle Omamo.
Uhuru’s mum, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, could not hide her joy as her new ‘co-wife’ (Jomo is named after her husband) was ushered into her new home.
In his brief speech to the guests, Uhuru told the youths the future belongs to them but it comes with responsibilities.
“Now that my son has his own home it’s a sign we are ageing and we shall have to hand over some of the authority to the young people, but it comes with responsibilities,” he said.
The white wedding was very exclusive and all the guests were told well in advance to save the date.
“My invite requested that I save the date, April 8, for the wedding of the firstborn son of the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. It was a personal invite without the venue details,” whispered a source. The venue details were later released to the guests, who were then asked to keep mum about it.
Sources claim it was held at State House.
“The guests went through a thorough security check before they could walk into the venue. No cell phones were allowed and no media was present either, apart from the official camera people,” the source added.
So, do not expect to see a random photo anywhere on the blogosphere or social networks.
“Jomo and Achola needed their privacy. They are not running for any political post so they did not need the limelight to enjoy their special day,” the source said.
The bridal party wore baby pink, which was the theme of the wedding. After Jomo and Achola said their vows, there were fireworks.
The reception was held at the same venue. The guest list included Uhuru’s close political allies, Jomo and Achola’s pals and a few celebrities, besides the usual family members.
Now, after a long period away from the limelight, Jomo and Achola are back infront of the glaring lights of the cameras.
Together with their family, political bigwigs and the rest of Kenya, they were marking the 40th anniversary memorial service of the founding President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Jomo seems to have added weight and has that marriage glow. The two could be seen whispering private jokes as they giggled together.
Surely, marriage befits them. They are setting major goals in that department.
Here are the exclusive photos from the event taken by our very able in house photographer, Victor ‘TKO’ Imboto.