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Bachelor MP finally finds love, ties the knot in traditional wedding

Emurrua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno has finally tied the knot after staving off pressure from elders for years.

His bachelor status had been a hot potato issue in his constituency during the election period which his competitors used to smear his candidature.

Mr Ngeno had in April 2016 declared that though marriage was important, it was not a priority to him at the time.


He said choosing to be single was a personal matter and his supporters knew he was unmarried when they elected him in 2013.

Trans Mara Sub-County Kipsigis Council of Elders Chairman Alexander Kosgei had at the time insisted that the community’s culture was clear; a leader must have a wife.

“Being married means one has a home and family,” Mr Kosgei said, adding that a wife would ensure continuity of the family. He said married people were more respected.

Mr Ngeno, a second time MP, has now married a yet to be identified beauty said to come from Narok county.