Last week, we reported on Kenyan political leader Felix Kiprono, who has announced that he wishes to buy Malia Obama as his bride. Days later, he is not giving up, and he has made an official offer for the 16 year-old’s hand.
Kiprono, who is a lawyer known for representing the president in a series of major cases, told that it is his dream to marry young Malia, and that he hopes to discuss the matter with her father when he visits Kenya in July.
“I got interested in her in 2008,” he told reporters. “As a matter of fact, I haven’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.”
Kiprono has now made an official offer to buy Malia from her father. He says he is willing to pay President Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats for his teenage daughter. While some have accused him of going after the Obamas’ money, he says this has nothing to do with that.
“People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case,” he said. “My love is real.”
Kiprono added that he plans to teach Malia Kenyan traditions such as tying a plant around her head and feeding her mursik, which is a Kalenjin sour milk.
“I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman,” Kiprono commented.
Kiprono is currently drafting a letter to President Obama asking him to bring Malia to Kenya for the official trip. He says he will give the letter to the U.S. Ambassador in Kenya, who he claims to have “interacted with several times.”
When asked what he will do if Obama accepts his proposal, Kiprono announced that he has everything planned out.
“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 father’s land where leaders and warriors are usually crowned.
Ours will be a simple life. I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman.”
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