Renowned gospel singer Daddy Owen recently opened the doors of his home for a momentous occasion—the “introduction ceremony” between Charlene Chelagat Ruto, daughter of President William Ruto, and Owen’s mother, Margaret Mwatia.
The heartwarming event unfolded on December 23, 2023, in the quaint Eshifiru village within Kakamega county.
Daddy Owen, known for his powerful gospel music, shared intimate glimpses of the celebration on his Facebook page. The captured photos showcased the convergence of two families in a cultural celebration that was both joyous and meaningful.
Dressed in a brown and black designer shirt, complemented by a black hat, Daddy Owen radiated pride and joy throughout the ceremony.
The affair, while relatively low-key, held significant cultural importance. Attended primarily by Owen’s family, including his siblings such as elder sister Loise Mwatia and younger brothers, the ceremony was a blend of tradition, symbolism, and familial warmth.
Charlene, accompanied by close friends, was surrounded by Isikuti dancers, providing a rhythmic backdrop to the occasion, along with a substantial security contingent.
One particularly poignant moment captured in the photos was Charlene sharing groundnuts with a member of Owen’s family.
In Luhya custom, this act signifies a deeper connection and engagement, adding a layer of cultural richness to the ceremony. The exchange of gifts between Owen’s mother and Charlene further emphasized the familial bond, reminiscent of a daughter visiting her mother.
Amidst the cultural rituals, Daddy Owen took a symbolic step by tying a leso around Charlene’s waist, underlining the significance of the occasion. The ceremony unfolded with grace and sincerity, making it a memorable event for both families involved.
Rumors about a potential romantic connection between Daddy Owen and Charlene had surfaced earlier when photos of them playing basketball together were shared in November.
In response to the speculations, Daddy Owen addressed the rumors during an interview with Milele FM. He clarified that their relationship was purely friendly and work-related.