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Alikiba marries Kenyan fiancée- PHOTOS

Thursday April 19 2018

Ali Kiba wedding.

Bongo artiste Ali Kiba leaves a mosque in Mombasa after his wedding on April 19, 2018. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

MOHAMED AHMED
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Bongo Flava sensation Alikiba married Kenyan fiancée Amina Khalef in an invite-only ceremony in Mombasa on Thursday morning .

The ceremony, known as Nikkah where a man goes to the mosque to say I do, was conducted at Masjid Ummul Kulthum Mosque.

It was attended by Mombasa politicians including Governor Hassan Joho.

Alikiba was accompanied by his younger brother Abdu Kiba, his best man. The musician was dressed in a black gown, a turban and a dagger – a custom for Swahili weddings.

Ali Kiba wedding.

Ali Kiba with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho during his wedding on April 19, 2018. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“I Ali Saleh do accept to take Amina Khalef as my lawfully wedded wife,” said Alikiba as directed by Sheikh Mohammed Kagera who officiated the marriage.

GATE CRASHERS

The wedding was conducted early morning to avoid “gate crashers”.

Ali Kiba wedding.

Ali Kiba says his vows during his wedding at Masjid Ummu Kulthum in Mombasa on April 19, 2018. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Journalists were barred from covering the event which was aired live on Azam TV, a Tanzanian broadcasting channel.

Alikiba then proceeded to the house of Governor Joho’s brother, Abubakar Joho, house in Kizingo for a meal after the wedding known as “Kombe la bwana harusi”.

The reception will held at Joho’s mansion in Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi.

Ali Kiba wedding.

Ali Kiba with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho during his wedding on April 19, 2018. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In the evening, the bride will ‘walk down the aisle’ at Diamond Jubilee hall in Kongowea in a women-only event as per Swahili traditions.

“Mr Joho is our family friend, I brought him up and assisted him in his campaigns and that’s how we grew closer. When my daughter told me about a man who had fallen in love with her, I enquired. When I knew Mr Joho was involved I blessed the union,” the mother of the bride Asma Said.

Ms Said, a renowned campaigner in Kongowea, said she never expected her daughter to marry a foreigner or a celebrity.

Ali Kiba wedding.

Bongo artiste Ali Kiba leaves Masjid Ummu Kulthum in Mombasa after his wedding on April 19, 2018. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

“But when I realised that it was God ordained, I blessed the two. Alikiba is a good, responsible and disciplined man. I wish them the best. My daughter is happy and in love,” she added.

 

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