Entertainment / Celebrities
Saturday, 11 Feb 2017 15:38 EATswaithera@kenyafreepress.com
The more I think of it, the more I am amazed at the unpredictable manner the course of a person's or a family's life can change. The case of Ann Wambui (23) and her husband Wilson Mutura (27) has been reported over and over over the last week. The couple wedded humbly, by spending only Sh100 for their ring, only to attract the support of many who offered them different things. Now, within the span of a short time, good Samaritans have offered them goodies after changed their fortunes forever.
Bonfire Tours and Travel catered for their honeymoon in Mombasa and gave them a return ticket to the Coastal town. They two had probably never dreamt of travlleing to Mombasa and least of all by air. And the couple has a chance to make a choice between going back to school or to invest in their business, a chance many are thirsting for after more offers including monetary.
The young couple touched lots of hearts including Diamond Properties who invested an eight acre plot valued at half a million shillings with a Sh320,000 greenhouse and capsicum crop in Isinya, Kajiado County. Other well-wishers have offered to fund a grand wedding for the couple where friends and relatives will be invited to rejoice in their union.
Ann and Wilson admit that they didn’t expect all that they have received and went ahead to encourage the younger generation not to shy away from such kind of steps due to lack of finance. It’s a wish for every girl who is getting married to be materially groomed from cars to food to clothes, but this was not the case for Ann.
They had budgeted for a hundred shilling for their wedding which is unimaginable in the 21st generation, but their genuine plan has rewarded them immensely. The love birds met at a church camp back in their rural home. Their union was witnessed at the Community Christian Worship Church at Kasarani on Sunday, January 22.
It might have been a normal thing for the newlyweds, but little did they know they would stir the internet and attract attention from many quarters. It must have taken a lot of courage and obviously genuine love for this couple to come open to the public and show the world that money is not the key to true love.
This generation’s couple want to show off all the wealth they got but we all know some go to an extent of taking loans to make sure their dream wedding come to be. Wilson says he only used 50 shillings for the wedding rings which makes it just a 100 shillings in total.
Waithera is a staff writer at the Kenya Free Press.