Three sisters Dorcas, Hellen and Faith Kulei from Baringo County have made history after getting engaged on the same day.
The girls had plans to get engaged separately but were forced to make changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the sisters said that the advantage gained by doing a joint ceremony is that it helped the family cut the ceremony costs by half.
Dorcas noted that they were both good friends and had plans to get married before the end of the year.
“We are friends and we love each other so much. Many people tell us that we look alike and we thank God for having done this,” she stated.
One of the parents said the ceremony was one of a kind as they are only used to seeing one person getting married at a time.
“Tumezoea kuona sherehe mtu mmoja peke yake lakini leo hii tumeona familia tatu zikija pamoja. Tena kutoka maeneo mbali mbali, kuna Bungoma,Keiyo, Elgeyo Marakwet na hapa Baringo,” Sosten Wafula said.
One of the family members said they had set different dates for every girl’s engagement ceremony but later changed their plans.
“Tuliona ni heri ya kwamba tukutanishe yote pamoja, kwa sababu hao wachumba na wasichana mda wao ulikiwa umeshafika,” he said.
One of the grooms, Cirus Shikuku from Bungoma thanked the Lord for a successful ceremony.
“It was God’s miracle to even come this far and even to plan the ceremony for the same day. Our Lord did not disappoint us,” stated Cirus Shikuku.
Dorcas disclosed that they saved KSh400,000 after doing the joint ceremony as they used KSh200,000 only.
If the ceremony could have been done separately, it would have coated them at least KSh600,000.
For the Kalenjin culture the first born daughter should be married off first before the others.
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