High-profile weddings of 2023

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 31 Dec, 2023 20:00 | 2 mins read
PHOTOS: Murang'a Woman Rep, Mathira MP wed in traditional wedding
Newlywed- Murang'a Woman Representative Betty Maina and Mathira MP Eric Mwangi Wamumbi. PHOTO/(@HonWetangula)/X

2023 recorded few high-profile weddings as compared to high-profile breakups and divorces, as per the available data.

However, it might be a unique year which recorded a wedding between two elected MPs, which has not been the norm in the Kenyan political arena. Normally, any affair between the "honourable" elected members is kept under wraps, only being talked about in low tones.

Here's a list of high-profile weddings that happened in 2023;

Murang’a Woman Rep and Mathira MP

The wedding between Murang’a Woman Representative Betty Maina and Mathira MP Eric Mwangi Wamumbi can be touted as the wedding of the year.

The two tied the knot in a colourful traditional wedding held in Kigumo, Murang'a County on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

The wedding was attended by a host of high-profile leaders including President William Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

Kigen Moi and Rebecca Kipchumba

In May, Gideon Moi's son Kigen Moi tied the knot with his lover Rebecca Chepchumba in a private traditional ceremony held in Kericho County.

The wedding was publicised by the Kanu party leader who took to social media to congratulate his son on his union.

"I am proud of my son Kigen Moi for making a monumental stride in this life by seeking Rebecca Chepchumba's hand in marriage. Indeed, this engagement is a beautiful social and spiritual venture ordained by God to ensure companionship and continuity. As they begin formalizing their union today in Kericho County, I pray that God's grace, guidance and blessings be always upon them," Gideon Moi wrote in May 2023.

David Ruto and Carol David

President William Ruto's younger brother, David Ruto tied the knot with his lover Carol David on December 15, 2023.

The wedding was attended by President Ruto, First Lady Rachel Ruto, Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi, Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen,  Governors Joshua Irungu  (Laikipia), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Jonathan Bii  (Uasin Gishu) among others.

Maryanne Mudavadi and Nyaga Karanja

On October 28, 2023, Prime Cabinet Secretay (CS) Musalia Mudavadi's daughter Maryanne Mudavadi tied the knot with her lover Nyaga Karanja in a beautiful ceremony attended by family and friends at St Austin's Catholic Church in Nairobi.

The wedding was also attended by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwah, Road and Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kipchumba Murkomen, and Public Service (CS) Moses Kuria.

A photo of Musalia Mudavadi,s daughter, her lover and bridesmen and women during the ceremony.
A photo of Musalia Mudavadi,s daughter, her lover and bridesmen and women during the ceremony. PHOTO/(@MosesKuria)X

Ayub Abdikadir and Idil Hassan Ali

In September, Citizen TV journalist Ayub Abdikadir wedded his lover Idil Hassan Ali in a colourful event held at the Ole Sereni Hotel.

The event known as Nikah was attended by notable journalists from Citizen TV such as Linus Kaikai, Rashid Abdalla, Hassan Mugambi and Trevor Ombija.