A Bomet bridegroom found himself in a distressing situation as his eagerly anticipated wedding took an unexpected twist.
The bride, at the eleventh hour, decided to cancel the ceremony, citing the need for more time to make a crucial decision.
Originally scheduled to unfold at Kapsoiyo Africa Gospel Church (AGC) in Bomet, the wedding’s cancellation left the groom and his family in a state of shock and disbelief.
The appointed pastor, Clement Chalulot, who was meant to officiate the event, conveyed the bride’s decision to the wedding planning committee.
The groom’s family, having already fulfilled traditional marriage obligations by paying the dowry and presenting three cows and other valuables to the bride’s family, was left not only distraught but also enraged by the abrupt turn of events.
The pastor, addressing the media, disclosed that the bride had refused to provide essential documents, including her ID, and exhibited a reluctance to proceed with the wedding despite the groom’s reassurances.
The situation, while unfortunate, came with a silver lining as the incurred expenses amounted to only Ksh50,000, a fraction of the total wedding budget.
Efforts to reconcile the couple, undertaken by a team sent for that purpose, proved unsuccessful.
The bride, standing firm on her decision, requested additional time for deliberation, avoiding prolonged discussions and withholding the specific reasons for calling off the marriage.
The turn of events left not only the groom’s family but also the gathered villagers and relatives, who had traveled from various parts of the country, in a state of confusion and disappointment.
Stranded without clear communication on the developments, they were, however, offered perishable food that the family had procured for the celebration.
As the community grapples with the aftermath of this unexpected twist, plans are underway to navigate the sensitive process of returning the dowry, marking the end of what was meant to be a joyous occasion turning into an unforeseen chapter of uncertainty.