Sixteen-year-oldÂ Malia Obama might still be underage according to American standards, but that’s not stopping oneÂ Kenyan lawyer from seeking her hand in marriage.
Felix Kiprono has been interested in the president’s daughter for quite some time, and when Obama visits his homeland in July, the lawyer plans on asking for Malia’s hand in marriage, along with an offer that Obama might just find too good to refuse.
Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter.Â â€œI got interested in her in 2008,â€ Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper.
At that time President Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old.Â â€œAs a matter of fact, I havenâ€™t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price,â€ he said.
Shrugging off assertions that he’s just after Obama’s money,Â Kiprono stated:
â€œPeople might say I am after the familyâ€™s money, which is not the case. My love is real. I am currently drafting a letter to Obama asking him to please have Malia accompany him for this trip. I hope the embassy will pass the letter to him. I will hand it over to the US Ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.â€
If he’s given permission to wed Malia, he has plans on exactly how things will go down:
“If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliche of popping champagne. Instead, I will surprise her with mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk. As an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head. I will propose to her on a popular hill in Bureti near my fatherâ€™s land where leaders and warriors are usually crowned. The place is called Kapkatet, which means â€˜victoryâ€™, adding, â€œours will be a simple life. I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman.”
Kiprono described the type of life that he and Malia will share, if his offer is accepted:
â€œI will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali (maize porridge) and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman,â€ he said.
You just can’t make this stuff up! Looks like Obama and his future son-in-law would have quite a few things in common, as they are both from Kenya, and share passions for being lawyers. Sounds perfect if you ask me!