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Why this soon-to-be-married Kenyan couple is trending online

A couple has become an online sensation after appealing to the online community to contribute to their honeymoon expenses.

The poster shared by Nimrod Thande (the groom) gives a brief information about the couple’s forthcoming nuptials.

“We have been together quite a while and now we are about to tie the knot. So if you would like to give a gift and send us on our merry way on May 20th 2018. A donation to our honeymoon would really make our day,” reads the poster posted on Twitter by the groom.

Speaking to Nairobi News on the phone a jovial Nimrod explained how what started out as an idea for him to get his friends to make contributions for their wedding has ended up being blown out of proportions on social media.

He explained that the poster was actually meant for his friends of social media.

“It was just an idea because I also have a lot of friends on social media. And we all know how weddings can be expensive,” Nimrod explained.

Nimrod and his fiancée Sue Wanjiku met four years ago through social media and soon became good friends.

Although they went to different churches they would often meet in a common prayer group. Their friendship developed into a relationship and after three years Nimrod finally proposed to Sue.

“I proposed to Sue in November last year and since then we have been planning our wedding. We are not forcing anyone to contribute but only asking for their generosity,” said Nimrod who is a pilot by profession.

The couple have a target of Sh400,000 and hope to go on their honeymoon in the Maldives.