- Ruto was the chief guest at the colourful traditional wedding of Mathira MP Eric Wamumbi and Murang’a County Woman Representative Betty Maina.
- The two UDA leaders fell in love during the campaign period before the August 2022 elections.
President William Ruto on Saturday left the crowd at the wedding of two UDA MPs in stitches after he gave them a word of advice on how to sustain the marriage.
Ruto was the chief guest at the colourful traditional wedding of Mathira MP Eric Wamumbi and Murang’a County Woman Representative Betty Maina in Kangare, Murang'a county.
Holding a rod and wearing his black cap, Ruto said marriage matters are not easy but one has to hold on.
"Mambo ya ndoa ni magumu, lakini lazima unashikilia. Usisikie porojo, usisome simu sana... SMS ni nyingi na inatoka ata kwa wale watu wanataka kuvunja ndoa ya wengine," Ruto said.
("Marriage is a difficult endeavour but you have to hold on. Don't listen to gossip, don't read your partner's SMSs. Some come from people who want to break other people's marriages).
On a lighter note, he told the two not to focus on each other's phones and their social media life.
"Usisumbuke sana na simu, wachana na simu ya mzee, wachana na simu ya mama, wewe endelea na kazi yako, simu iko na maneno take, sindio jameni? Ukisumbuka kuangalia simu... Hii social media inaweza kufanya ukue wazimu," he said.
(Don't be too bothered by your partner's phone... Social media can make you go crazy.)
The two UDA leaders fell in love during the campaign period ahead of the August 2022 elections.
Giving his congratulatory message, the Head of State wished them a lifetime of happiness.
"Congratulations, Betty and Eric, on your union. May your journey be filled with love, joy, and countless shared moments. I wish you a lifetime of happiness that continues to grow stronger with each passing day, Kangare," Ruto said.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua also attended the wedding.