A 60-year-old woman, Teresiah Njoki, got married for the first time Sunday to a 78-year-old widower, Ayub Mugo Waitara.
Waitara, a grandfather, said he had been lonely for the past 10 years before he met his sexagenarian bride.
Speaking on how they met, he said “In 2017 while on a private business in Thika town, I saw a woman who appeared very special to me, a strong feeling of love hit me and I decided to follow her. I stopped and asked her out for tea which she obliged. While at the restaurant, we exchanged phone numbers and an intimate conversation followed a few days later.”
“I knew she would fall in love with me because I kept on praying for her,” Mr Waitara said.
Mr Waitara said he called all his five children and informed them about his new love and they promised to support his pursuit of Njoki.
On her part, the bride Njoki said that at first, she resisted Mr Waitara’s marriage proposal, but she could hear her a voice compelling her to accept the proposal, Daily Nation writes.
“I feel so happy; I had kept telling God to reveal to me the man he created for me. Despite old age, I have met him, I love him so much,” she said after exchanging marriage vows.
The groom’s firstborn, Mr Chege Waitara 50, said their father’s happiness was their priority.
“We are happy to have a mother and we shall live happily as one big family,” he said.
The couple, however, said they had no intentions of having any children as they look to enjoy their love.