From solemn moments to deep laughter… June Ruto was taken
June, the firstborn daughter of Deputy President William Ruto, exchanged her wedding vows with her Nigerian fiancé Alexander Ezenagu in a ceremony that brought friends and foes alike.
And at 12.30pm, June walked down the aisle to start her new matrimonial life by saying ‘I do’ to Dr Ezenagu.
The wedding, held at the Karen 97A Koitobos Road, Nairobi, was attended by invited guests only, key among them politicians allied to Ruto.
Prior to her wedding, June and Ezenagu had performed a traditional dowry negotiation ceremony, known as Koito in Kalenjin language, at DP Ruto’s Karen house.
The bride was dressed in a sparkling white strapless gown with a cathedral veil, hair well held together, white peep-toe heels, beautiful jewellery with a bridal bouquet in her hands.
The wedding dress was similar to the gown won by Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her wedding to the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry.
The DP looked the part in a black tuxedo suit complete with a bowler’s hat, a walking stick and a black bowtie while his wife Rachael was dressed in a peach lace gown with a matching fascinator.
The groom, Ezenagu wore a double breast suit, white shirt, a black bow tie and black shoes.
Ruto had broken the news of his daughter’s wedding during the National Prayer Breakfast at Parliament Buildings earlier in the day.
“My daughter got a spouse. She works in Foreign Affairs so she got a foreigner to be her spouse,” said Ruto.
June is expected to hold another traditional wedding in her husband’s home country Nigeria at a later date.
She works at the Kenyan embassy in Warsaw, Poland, as the Charge D’Affaires while Ezenagu is an Assistant Law Professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University a public university in Qatar’s capital, Doha in Qatar.
The wedding was graced by among others Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi while President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga were expected at the reception.