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97yrs old man weds younger lady after being single all his life (Photos below)



A 97-year-old grandpa from Uasin Gishu county who has never married any woman in his vast lifetime has finally found love.

The colourful ceremony of the nonagenarian took place on Saturday, January 14, 2022, in Soy, Uasin Gishu county, Kenya where the priests from the Catholic Church presided over the lovely function.

Speaking to Kenya’s, Sally Chepkoech, a family member of the groom revealed the 97-year-old has never been married in his life and he was finally excited to find his other half albeit at an older age. Sally, who was among the attendees said family and friends gathered to celebrate Mzee Johanna Arap Butuk, newfound love in the ceremony which she said they ate and danced to the fullest.

“It was a big wedding ceremony and it was even presided over by priests of the Catholic church who came to our home compound for the wedding,” an excited Sally told this writer.

Sally said the elderly man finally bowed to the pressure of getting married after he saw all his nieces and nephews getting married.

“He has never been married before and so when we got married he asked us who would take care of him because we were all married and away and that is when we actually decided to look for a wife for him so that he could finally have someone by his side,” she said.

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Sally, who addresses Johanna as father as he is an elder brother to her biological dad said the 30-year-old woman Alice Jepkorir was also excited to have a husband who would help her look after her four children.

“The wedding was so good. We danced with him and there were also bride maids,” she said adding the wedding had motivated many people to never give up on love. She said the family was finally excited that he had finally found a wife after decades of being a bachelor.

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