Serious drama took over a Church in Kanyama area of Kenya on Saturday,
April 8th, after a woman stormed the arena claiming the groom was her
husband and father of her children. The drama mandated a temporary
stoppage of the wedding ceremony.
The woman identified as Lydia Mugure stormed the church accompanied by
her two children and demanded entry after police officers locked the
main gate denying her and others.
While outside the church, she cried that her husband had neglected
her and their children since December 2016. She claims he was getting
married to the officiating minister’s secretary named Grace.
“We broke up on December 31, 2016. I have no problem with our separation
but he has decided to marry again. I have two children, one aged 10 and
the other aged 5. What I want is he takes his children with him. He has
married another woman in pretence of having no children. I also want to
marry without the stress of being a mother,” she said.
“We have been married for ten years. I don’t want him. On Wednesday, he
had told me that the wedding would not take place. As at yesterday
(Friday April 7th) plans of the wedding were still on. That is why I
came here today to disrupt the wedding. Let us first settle the children
dispute and then we can move on after that. He has a pending case at
the children’s court. He has been summoned four times to appear before
the court, but he has never honoured the court summons” said Ms Mugure.
After exchanging vows, the couple quickly left the church while being hidden by family members.
People have criticized the officiating Minister named Moses Muturi for
rushing the function, saying they had been informed of the wedding just
few days ago. They threatened to boycott Sunday service unless Rev.
Muturi apologizes and rectifies his mistake.
But the Minister said the wedding can only be stopped by a court order.
“So, we had no reason to stop the wedding. So, the two’s marriage is now formal. The former wife can go to court.”