The traditional marriage ceremony involving Alex Ezenagu and June Ruto, the daughter of the Kenyan deputy president William Ruto has left many Kenyans talking.
While confirming the traditional wedding ceremony, one Osita Chidoka who accompanied the Nigerian man wondered how the Kalenjin people and the Igbos of Nigeria shared a lot in common with regards to marriage ceremonies.
“The Kalenjin people of Kenya are pastoral people and have so much in common with the Igbos of Nigeria.” He said.
As the negotiator of bride price between Alex Ezenagu and June Ruto, Mr. Osita stated that they finally came to an agreement on the number of cows the Nigerian man would part with.
“I was the negotiator at the bride price settlement ceremony. We haggled, we negotiated and at the end we agreed on how many cows would be a fair price for the hands of June.” He said.
In the meantime, the visitors appreciated the kind of treatment they were given by the deputy president and his wife Rachael in a simple ceremony that was attended by invited guests.
“June’s father kept the event small and simple and family focused. His position as Deputy President was relegated as he played the role of a father. Hon. Ruto and wife were great hosts.” Revealed Osita.
As per the statement, the Nigerians will be looking forward to the family of William Ruto visiting them so that they are familiarized with the Igbo customs before Alex Ezenagu officially takes June Ruto as his wife.
“I regaled them with Igbo customs, proverbs and mores. They are looking forward to visiting Ani Igbo to eat roasted yam and red oil. They also want to see Umuaro and Umuofia as described by Chinua Achebe. Well I told them that visiting Obosi and Alex’s village Uli will suffice…..” Concluded Osita.