Dennis Okari pours heartfelt tribute to wife Naomi Joy
Media personality Dennis Okari, known for keeping his private life relatively low-key, recently took to his Instagram stories to share a touching tribute to his wife, Naomi Joy.
The post featured a photo of his wife, accompanied by a heartfelt message expressing his happiness in having her as his life partner.
“Everyday with you is my favorite day,” Okari wrote.
While the media personality tends to keep his wife away from the limelight, he occasionally celebrates her, giving his followers insights into their marital bliss.
The couple exchanged vows at Ridgeways Baptist Church, Kiambu in 2019.
Notably, Okari was previously married to ex-K24 anchor Betty Kyallo, with the marriage ending after only six months.
He proposed to Naomi on the day his divorce from Betty Kyallo was finalized at Eka Hotel.
In a revelation during the Daughters of Zion (DOZ) meeting at Jubilee Christian Church (JCC) in June, Okari shared the unconventional story of not paying dowry for Naomi Joy.
“I never paid dowry. When you enter into marriage, you learn that it’s like a transaction.”
Okari explained that he and his wife discussed their financial situation, and he conveyed his inability to meet traditional dowry expectations.
He committed to providing a wedding, a pleasant honeymoon, and securing a home for her.
“My wife and I sat down, and I told her, ‘this is the money I have in my account. If your uncles want to charge me 10 cows and other things, I don’t have that kind of money. So I’m going to give you a wedding, take you to a nice place for the honeymoon, and get you a house. But for now, I don’t have this kind of money,'” he revealed.
Surprisingly, Naomi Joy took matters into her own hands and spoke to her mother, requesting that no dowry be demanded from Okari.
Recalling his visit to Naomi Joy’s family with his father and uncles, Okari shared the unexpected response from her family when asked about dowry expectations.
To his surprise, they simply said, “nothing.”
“They came out of the house and told me, ‘you’re the luckiest human being on earth. They didn’t ask for anything,” Okari recounted, highlighting the couple’s unique journey and the support they received from Naomi Joy’s family.