Couple treated to lavish ceremony after ksh100 wedding

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By BBC/Grace Maina

A couple who spent just ksh100 on their wedding have renewed their vows in a lavish Valentine’s Day ceremony funded by well-wishers.

News of their budget wedding last month went viral on social media and many Kenyans offered to help.

At their first wedding, Wilson and Ann Mutura wore jeans and T-shirts and two steel circles served as rings.

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The media estimated their second wedding party cost Ksh 3.5million at an upmarket venue in Nairobi.

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Reporters say as the couple had already officially tied the knot, they exchanged new rings at the Valentine’s Day ceremony.

Some Kenyans online have been questioning why the organisers spent so much money on the party instead of supporting the couple financially.

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But Aaltonen Jumba, from Slique Events Planner Ltd – the main organiser of the event, said they had already been helped and this was about the romance.

Wilson and Ann Mutura's first wedding ceremony had no cake, flowers or decorations
Wilson and Ann Mutura’s first wedding ceremony had no cake, flowers or decorations
This time they had a bridal car, flowers and entertainment
This time they had a bridal car, flowers and entertainment

“The couple have already been supported by others financially. Different people gave different things at different levels. They have been given a greenhouse farm, a honeymoon and have been promised money to start a business,” he told reporters.

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“Since that has been taken care of, why not give them the wedding they never had. Everyone needs that dream wedding.”

Mr Jumba said it was hard to say exactly how much was spent on the wedding ceremony as different service providers had contributed in kind and money had not changed hands.

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