Raila and Uhuru to Witness as Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru Weds Kamotho Waiganjo

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to attend the traditional wedding of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo.

Ms Waiguru and Mr Waiganjo met 10 years ago in a ferry in Likoni, Mombasa County, while travelling to a conference on the Constitution.

Guests arrived early for the event taking place at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency.

Waiguru and Waiganjo wedding

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ODM leader Raila Odinga (C), Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina (R) and Siaya Senator James Orengo of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on July 13, 2019.

Waiguru and Waiganjo wedding

Public Service CAS Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi politician Beatrice Elachi and Gender Commission member Priscilla Nyokabi arrive for Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on July 13, 2019.

Waiguru and Waiganjo wedding

State House digital strategist Dennis Itumbi arrives at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency for Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding on July 13, 2019.

THE GUESTS

So far, those present include Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga, Cabinet and principal secretaries and at least 30 members of Parliament including woman representatives Florence Mutua (Busia) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay).

Others are Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina, Siaya Senator James Orengo, Public Service Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi politician Beatrice Elachi and Gender Commission member Priscilla Nyokabi.

Mr Odinga arrived to a rousing welcome from the residents.

Deputy President William Ruto is also expected at the function.

Waiguru and Waiganjo wedding

Guests at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency ahead of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding on July 13, 2019.

Waiguru and Waiganjo wedding

Guests at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency ahead of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding on July 13, 2019.

PREPARATIONS

The lawmakers said they were excited and described the event as well-organised.

Ms Mutua said, “We have come from far and wide to witness and celebrate the wedding of our friend.”

At the venue are two tents – one for dignitaries and the other for the public.

The presence of police, including the General Service Unit, is heavy.

Preparations included upgrading the road leading to the school and mounting screens to ensure all guests follow proceedings.

Mr Waiganjo accompanied by traditional dancers, signifying the importance of the ceremony which is an important part of the Agikuyu’s marriage rites.

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Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege arrives at Kiamugumo Primary School for Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi and lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding.

Waiguru and Waiganjo wedding

Some of the lawmakers attending Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo’s traditional wedding at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on July 13, 2019.

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