Kenyan lawyer Felix Kiprono just asked the United States President Barack Obama for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, according to reports. For that privilege, he is willing to pay 50 cows and other livestock as a dowry.
Kiprono says, “I got interested in her in 2008." (Whoa! Creep alert: Malia was just 10 back then.)
"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 added.
Kiprono is perhaps the most excited person in Kenya as he looks forward to Obama’s visit in July 2015.
Kiprono wants the world to know that he is not a gold-digger. "People might say I am after the family's money, which is not the case. My love is real," he insisted.
He has his married life planned out as well and intends to lead a "a simple life" with his young bride.
What’s more; he says, "I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali (maize porridge) and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman."
He hopes the president will bring Malia with him on his trip and intends to put his offer of marriage to Obama in person.
Kenya is the birth place of Barack Obama’s father. His grandmother and other relatives still live in Kogelo, in western Kenya.
The Obamas have always tried to give their daughters as normal a life as possible. It is difficult, of course, keeping in mind the kind of public lives they lead. The girls have often been at the receiving end of odd behavior and criticism from people.
Now they can add a marriage proposal and a dowry to the list.