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Unusual wedding: Netizen lauds her 97-year-old dad for marrying 30-year-old bride

By Sammy Waweru January 16th, 2023 2 min read

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, so goes the saying. But as much as beauty is relative, everyone seeks to be loved in one way or the other. And on matters love, age is just but a number.

Those who have found themselves in love at one time or the other will agree that the age factor has got nothing to do with love.

A recently united couple in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County has become the classic example of the reality of these age-old proverbs.

This is after a 97-year-old man last week chose to tie the knot with a 30-year-old bride, who, at the very best, is about the age of his grandchildren.

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What is even stranger is that this matrimonial union has been lauded by the none other than the old man’s daughter.

Sally Cheps, made the revelation in a Facebook post, while at the same time thanking the bride, whom she only referred to as Alice.

“Wonders my father, who is 97 years old, weds Alice 30 years at Soy, Eldoret. Thanks, Alice, for caring for my father,” the post read.

A photo that was taken during the wedding as posted on the netizen’s Facebook page. PHOTO | COURTESY

The post was accompanied with a photo of the newly-weds – the elderly groom in a brown suit with a walking stick and seated next to him the bride in a white wedding gown.

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Sally Cheps has since posted more updates on her Facebook wall congratulating the couple.

“Lovebirds, agui congratulation Alice, thanks for accepting to be the bride to agui,” one of the posts reads.

A photo that was taken during the wedding as posted on the netizen’s Facebook page. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Kalenjin, Agui refers to any elderly man the age of your grandfather or of the equivalent to the age of a parent.

The latest update with a photo, shows the aging man and his new wife in the company of some women.

The post has since elicited mixed reactions from online users, with some questioning the woman’s motive in settling down with the man.

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