President Uhuru Kenyatta’s son Jomo Kenyatta and his fiancée Fiona Achola Ngobi had one of its kind ‘Itara’ ceremony held at their rural home in Ichaweri, Gatundu South in Kiambu County on Saturday 12th November 2016.
‘Itara’, a Kikuyu traditional ceremony where the momentarily to be bride’s family visits her groom’s home to establish where their daughter will be residing once she gets married happens after a shush, private traditional ceremony .
Jomo and Achola said tied knots at a very high-class traditional ceremony that was attended by the who is who in Kenya. It was held at an unnamed location in Nyanza.
For Jomo, the gracious event was a Kenyan tribes uniting ritual which brought together the main Kikuyu and Luo tribes.
Achola, a daughter to sister to Rechael Omamo, the cabinet secretary for Defence was accompanied by her relatives and friends in an event that was aimed at unifying the two families as the bride gets to see where her husband’s parents hail.
The event was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet secretaries Rechael Omamo (Defense), James Macharia (Transort), Kiambu county governor William Kabogo, Woman representative Annah Nyokabi Gatheca, 2017 Kiambu hopeful governor Ferdinard Waititu and his fellow aspirant David Kariuki Ngari.
The two couples white wedding is slated for early next year.