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Uhuru attends Waiguru and Kamotho Waiganjo's wedding

Saturday July 13 2019

GEORGE MUNENE
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President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the many dignitaries who on Saturday attended the traditional wedding of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo.

Ms Waiguru and Mr Waiganjo met 10 years ago in a ferry in Likoni, Mombasa County, while travelling to a conference on the Constitution.

City lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo introduces his
City lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo introduces his parents to President Uhuru Kenyatta during his marriage to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu on July 13, 2019. PHOTO | GEORGE MUNENE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo arrives at Kiamugumo
Lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo arrives at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency for his traditional marriage to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru, July 13, 2019. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Guests arrived early for the event taking place at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency.

Those present included Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga, Cabinet and principal secretaries and at least 30 members of Parliament including woman representatives Florence Mutua (Busia) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay).

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Others were Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina, Siaya Senator James Orengo, Public Service Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi politician Beatrice Elachi and Gender Commission member Priscilla Nyokabi.

Mr Odinga arrived to a rousing welcome from the residents.

ODM leader Raila Odinga (C), Narok Senator
ODM leader Raila Odinga (C), Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina (R) and Siaya Senator James Orengo arrive at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on July 13, 2019, for Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo's traditional wedding. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The lawmakers said they were excited and described the event as well-organised.

Ms Mutua said, "We have come from far and wide to witness and celebrate the wedding of our friend."

Public Service CAS Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi
Public Service CAS Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi politician Beatrice Elachi and Gender Commission member Priscilla Nyokabi arrive for Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo's traditional wedding at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on July 13, 2019. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

At the venue were two tents - one for dignitaries and the other for the public.

The presence of police, including the General Service Unit, was heavy.

Preparations included upgrading the road leading to the school and mounting screens to ensure all guests follow proceedings.

Mr Waiganjo arrived accompanied by traditional dancers, signifying the importance of the ceremony which is an important part of the Agikuyu's marriage rites.

Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege
Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege arrives at Kiamugumo Primary School for Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi and lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo's traditional wedding. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Some of the lawmakers who attended Kirinyaga
Some of the lawmakers who attended Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo's traditional wedding at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on July 13, 2019. PHOTO | GEORGE MUNENE | NATION MEDIA GROUP