A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama a farmyard’s worth of livestock in exchange for the hand of his daughter Malia in marriage.
Felix Kiprono told SDE that he has been dreaming of marrying 16-year-old Malia for years and he is ready to meet the U.S. President to discuss the matter when Barack Obama visits Kenya in July.
In hopes of increasing his chances, Kiprono is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats for Malia’s hand.
1. Kenyan lawyer Felix Kiprono (pictured, left) has offered Barack Obama a farmyard’s worth of animals for his daughter Malia’s hand in marriage (Malia pictured with the President, right).
The young lawyer said:
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.
Kiprono added that his love for Malia is real and not just a fleeting infatuation. He said:
People might say I am after the familyΓÇÖs money, which is not the case. My 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.
2. In hopes of increasing his chances, Kiprono (pictured) is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats for Malia’s hand.
To further bolster his claim, Kiprono noted that, since the President has Kenyan roots, Malia has Kenyan blood.
The lawyer added that, should Mr. Obama accept his proposal, his marriage to the “love of his life” would be “unique with a twist”. Kiprono elaborated:
If my request is granted, I will not resort to the clich├⌐ 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.
The lawyer added that he would shun expensive hotels in the city. He said:
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.
3. President Obama (pictured with his daughters Malia [left] and Sasha [right]) is yet to respond to Felix Kiprono’s proposal (photo: Wikimedia).
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