A lawyer has a special request for President Barack Obama. His dream is to marry one of Obama’s daughters, Malia, and is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price.
Speaking to The Nairobian, Kiprono said he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when the US president visits in July.
I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.
The young lawyer claims his love for Malia is real and not infatuation. He claims Malia has Kenyan blood since his father Obama has Kenyan roots.
Kiprono said he is not after the family’s money, adding that his love is real.
I am currently drafting a letter to Obama asking him to please have Malia accompany him for this trip. I hope the embassy will pass the letter to him. I will hand it over to the US Ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.”
Kiprono said he is writing a letter to Obama, asking him to be accompanied by Malia when he visits Kenya to prove his seriousness over the matter. He said the letter will be handed over to the US ambassador to Kenya and hopes it will be delivered to Obama. This is not the first time a Kenyan man has declared interest in marrying from the United States’ first family. The lawyer said that should Obama accept his request, his engagement to the ‘love of his life’ will be “unique with a twist.”
If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliché of popping champagne. Instead, I will surprise her with mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk. As an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head,” he said.
Kiprono adds that he will avoid expensive hotels in the city.
I will propose to her on a popular hill in Bureti near my father’s land where leaders and warriors are usually crowned. The place is called Kapkatet, which means ‘victory’,…ours will be a simple life. I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman,” he concluded.
Atinka Online reported that in 2002, Mr Godwin Kipkemoi, also offered 40 goats and 20 cows to marry Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of the then US President Bill Clinton. He wrote a letter to Bill Clinton through Kenya’s foreign minister to have Chelsea’s hand in marriage. Kipkemio gave up on the long wait for a response from the Clintons and got married to his college mate in 2006. He never lived to see his dream of marrying Chelsea come true as he was killed by a stray elephant in 2014.
Source: Atinka Online, African Spotlight