Photo Collage of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua Leading Dowry Negotiations of Mathira Member of Parliament Eric Wamumbi and Muranga Woman Representative Betty Maina Alongside Other MPs
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua was the lead negotiator at the traditional wedding between Mathira Member of Parliament Eric Wamumbi and Muranga Woman Representative Betty Maina.
The wedding took place on Saturday at Maina's rural home in Muranga County. Wamumbi is Gachagua's successor in Parliament and represents his home constituency. As part of the customary wedding rituals, known as ruracio, the Deputy President donned a traditional brown shirt embellished with delicate white shells. This attire was also sported by fellow male MPs who came to show their support during the negotiations.
Colourful African print dresses adorned the female legislators in attendance. Politicians from various political parties graced the wedding including Babu Owino, Oscar Sudi, Karen Nyamu, and Phelix Odiwuor (infamously known as Jalang'o). Other leaders present included Mumias East MP Peter Salasya, Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka, and South Mugirango MP Silvanus Osoro. All the leaders present recognized the importance of the event, as it symbolised a groundbreaking moment in contemporary politics where two sitting MPs are united in marriage.
In other news, Mohammed Barre, the County Commissioner of Nyandarua, on Saturday encouraged the church to switch from wine to juice for the Holy Communion. Speaking to a gathering of religious leaders from the county, Barre revealed that the wine traditionally used during the Holy Communion service often led congregants to crave alcoholic beverages. According to him, choosing juice over alcohol could curb cravings, leading to a decline in the surging number of alcoholics.