A lawyer from Kenya is prepared to give President a whole herd of animals for Malia’s hand in marriage. He thinks 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats should be enough for the President’s daughter and calls his love for her ‘real’.
The Kenyan man Kiprono, says he is prepared to talk to the President about his proposal when he visits Kenya 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,” he said. 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.”
“If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliche 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.
“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.
Sour milk hah? Even though most of us would laugh at this, even Malia if she caught wind of it, you must admit cultural practices are very interesting. We wish you all the best Mr. Kiprono, but somehow we are inclined to think Malia has other plans.