Kenyan lawyer offers 50 cows, 70 sheep & 30 goats to wed Obama’s daughter Malia
NAIROBI – A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in exchange for marrying his 16-year old daughter Malia, reported 92 News.
“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,” said Felix Kiprono in an interview with a newspaper.
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.
“People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real,” he said, adding that, “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.”
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’, adding, “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 said. –The Nairobian