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Nairobi trader splashes millions on parents’ nuptials

He mobilised resources to give his parents the treat

In Summary

• Ceremony was attended by over 5,000 people, many of whom arrived in top-of-the-range cars

• After the lavish renewal of vows, the couple was taken on a chopper for lunch at Hemmingways Hotel in Nairobi

Jedidah Nzasu and Leonard Mbuza exchange rings as best maid Rose Kimbwea and Rev Mathews Mwalw’a look on
RENEWAL Jedidah Nzasu and Leonard Mbuza exchange rings as best maid Rose Kimbwea and Rev Mathews Mwalw’a look on
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On Saturday, retired teacher Leonard Mbuza, 66, and Jedidah Nzasu, 61, solemnised their 44-year-old marriage at a ceremony that cost millions of shillings courtesy of their entrepreneur son, Dennis Kavili.

The lavish nuptials at Kwa Mukoma playground in Kitui West was attended by nearly 5,000 people, most of them arriving in top-of-the-range cars. It was presided over by AIC clergy Rev Mathews Mwalw’a.

 
 

The couple was then treated to a 176km chopper ride to the Henningways Hotel in Nairobi for lunch before jetting back for the reception.

Top Ukambani politicians present were Nyiva Mwendwa, Julius Malombe, Wavinya Ndeti, and MPs Edith Nyenze and Patrick Makau and Safaricom chief corporate security officer Nicholas Mulila.

The newlyweds pose or a photograph with some of the Ukambani politicians who attended their solemnisation.
RENEWAL The newlyweds pose or a photograph with some of the Ukambani politicians who attended their solemnisation.
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The couple is received back at Kwa Mukoma play ground after the chopper ride for lunch at Hemmingways Hotel in Nairobi
RENEWAL The couple is received back at Kwa Mukoma play ground after the chopper ride for lunch at Hemmingways Hotel in Nairobi
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Nairobi businessman Dennis Kavili and his wife, Norah
RENEWAL Nairobi businessman Dennis Kavili and his wife, Norah
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Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe, his wife Edith Mawia and nominated Kitui MCA Mary Ndumbu
RENEWAL Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe, his wife Edith Mawia and nominated Kitui MCA Mary Ndumbu
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Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and Safaricom chief corporate security officer Nicholas Mulila
RENEWAL Mavoko MP Patrick Makau and Safaricom chief corporate security officer Nicholas Mulila
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