The news came as a shock to many in Kenya.
Johana Maritim Butuk, a 99-year-old Kenyan tied the knot with his 40-year-old girlfriend, Alice Jemeli, after 20 years of dating.
The lovebirds got married in a colorful wedding ceremony in Soy, Uasin Gishu County on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
When they first met in 2003, Jemeli was only 20 years old and Butuk was 69. Despite their age differences, their love blossomed as they dated, reported LindaIkeji’s Blog.
“I did not marry my entire life because I have always wanted peace of mind. I was also busy with menial jobs, and when I decided to marry all my friends were already grandfathers. But when I met my wife, I discovered that I found what I wanted in life. Alice talks less and helps navigate challenges in life,” the groom said.
“She was young when we first met, and I loved her because of her humility….I am happy because my wife is now mature and responsible,” Butuk added.
“I loved him when we first met in 2003. I had quit an abusive relationship, but when I met Mzee (Butuk) through a woman, I loved him because he was humble and listened to me. He was old, and I decided to be his helper because I knew that I would become a married woman like other women,” Jemeli says.
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