Kenyan Couple Renew Their Vows In Style After $1 Wedding

A Kenyan couple, who got married for just $1 with two steel circle rings last month, renewed their vows in a lavish Valentine’s Day ceremony.

Talk about managing events on a low budget.

Wilson Wanjohi and Anne Muhonja got married last month wearing simple jeans and T-shirts at their wedding and using two steel circles as rings.

The approximate expenditure on their wedding was 100 Kenyan shillings (approximately $1). 

‘‘We went home, cooked ugali and sukuma wiki (a Kenyan delicacy), ate and slept. There was nothing special that we did on our honeymoon,” said the 26-year-old groom.

Their story went viral for all the obvious reasons, and well-wishers started pouring in support for the love birds.

A tourism company funded a five-day honeymoon trip at a four-star hotel in Mombasa.


They had an amazing time.


But people decided to go a step ahead and give them a grand wedding reception on Valentine’s Day.

According to Kenyan media, approximately $35,000 was spent at the second wedding ceremony funded by generous well-wishers in Nairobi. The theme of the stylish event was Red and Royal Blue.


Some people criticized this act and asked people to sensibly support the couple financially rather than investing money on such a grand event.

However the main organizer of the happening ceremony, Aaltonen Jumba, believes that everyone needs a dream wedding. “The couple have already been supported by others financially. Different people gave different things at different levels. They have been given a greenhouse farm, a honeymoon and have been promised money to start a business,” he said.

"Since that has been taken care of, why not give them the wedding they never had? Everyone needs that dream wedding."

Banner/Spotlight Credits: Reuters 

Thumbnail Credit: Flickr user wedding rings

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