A wedding is a joyous occasion which not only involves the exchange of vows but a flurry of celebratory activities right from the church to the reception and the eventual after party.
In any African wedding, dancing is at the core of the reception in celebration of the newlywed couple and Kirinyaga Senator, Charles Kibiru’s son, Eric Muriuki, and Myra Watiri were not exceptional.
Muriuki and his wife, Myra Watir tied the knot on Friday in a colorful a traditional wedding, known as ngurario in Kikuyu.
The two love birds exchanged their marital vows in the presence of family and friends at Mutige Boys High School grounds in Gichugu, Kiringaga County.
The spectacular ceremony was also graced by a number of dignitaries including four senators who were also in attendance.
According to the traditional Kikuyu wedding which is referred to as the “ngurario”. On the wedding day the groom, his parents and other people accompanying him arrive at the bride’s home. But they are not allowed to enter the house.
Thereafter some other traditions follow before the groom ritually cut the goat and share with the bride and her family. This was evidently seen by photos circulating online, where Muriuki carved the meat and held one end, while his wife held the other. This meant that a bond had been created between the couple.
A similar occasion was witnessed on July 13, when Kirinyaga Governor, Ann Mumbi, also walked down the aisle with Nairobi-based lawyer, Kamotho Waiganjo, in a lavish traditional ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, among other local leaders.