60-year-old first time bride, Teresiah Njoki, on Sunday walked down the aisle with her 78-year old widower husband, Ayub Mugo, at St Marks ACK Church in Murang’a County, Kenya. Friends and relatives of the bride and the bridegroom flocked at church, to witness as the two lovebirds exchange vows on Sunday.
The widower, Ayub Mugo, who narrated how lonely he has been lonely for 10 years, said he is certain the marriage with his first time bride will make him happy again.
“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,” said Mr Waitara as he recounted how he met his wife.
“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,” he added.
“I knew she would fall in love with me because I kept on praying for her,” Mr Waitara said.
“Old widowers and widows are at the risk of dying of loneliness and stress and I advise them to marry,” Mr Waitara said.
The first time bride on her own part, said she was resisting Mugo but gave up after he persisted and irresistible.
“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,” Njoki narrated after exchanging marriage vows.
The couple however, said they had no intentions of siring any children. The bridegroom’s first born, Mr Chege Waitara 50, said their father’s happiness was their priority.
“We are happy to have a mother and a brother; we shall live happily as one big family,” he said.