Why DP Ruto was reluctant to marry off his daughter to Nigerian lover

June Chepchirchir got married on Thursday, May 27.
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday revealed that it was difficult decision to give his first born daughter to her newly wedded husband.

June finally said yes to her Nigerian lover Alexander Paul Ezenaga in a colorful ceremony that was held at Karen 97A, Koitobos Road.

Mr. Ezenaga together with a section of his family members had visited DP Ruto, earlier this month, to negotiate for June’s dowry.

While delivering his speech during the wedding ceremony, the country’s second in command told the guests that it was not an easy decision to accept Ezenega’s marriage proposal because of his Igbo roots.

It is even much more difficult when you are giving your daughter to Igbos because when I first met Alex, I told him of a story of a notorious guy called Chinedu who gave us a lot of trouble,”
he narrated.

In fact we had to deport him. When we deported him to Nigeria, he refused to get out of the aeroplane in Lagos and he stayed for two days. Even after we left him there, shortly we found him again in Kenya.

Antony Chinedu was deported from Kenya in 2013 over drug trafficking allegations. His expatriation elicited a lot of drama with accusations that it was masterminded by his Kenyan lover Joyce Akinyi to swindle his property.

Chinedu’s incident added salt to the existing negative sociocultural stereotypes against Nigerians in Kenya and this, Ruto explains, led his reluctance to marry off his daughter.

Mr. Ezenagu is an assistant Law professor at Qatar’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University. He is also specialised in international tax law, tax planning, commercial law advisory, transfer pricing as well as investment consultancy.

June on the other hand is an International Relations graduate from Australia’s University of Queensland and currently work as a Kenyan diplomat in Poland.

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