Kenyan Lawyer Seeks Malia Obama’s Hand for 50 Cows, 70 Sheep and 30 Goats: Report

President Barack Obama and older daughter Malia return to the White House from Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts Aug. 17, 2014.
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So today in weird (read: creepy) news, The Nairobian is reporting that an East African lawyer is seeking Malia Obama’s hand in marriage; he is offering a bride price of 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats.

According to the report, Kenyan lawyer Felix Kiprono is ready and willing to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the issue when the president is scheduled to visit the country in July, the news site notes.


“I got interested in her in 2008. 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 said, according to the site.

The lawyer said that his love is true, and not an infatuation or based on any wealth the elder Obama daughter may have.

“People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real,” Kiprono insisted. “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 U.S. ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.”

Kiprono also has the entire engagement celebration planned out, should the president agree to the (bizarre) request.


 “If my request is granted, I will not resort to the cliché 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,” he said.

“I will propose to her on a popular hill in Bureti near my father’s land, where leaders and warriors are usually crowned. The place is called Kapkatet, which means ‘victory,’” he said, adding, “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.”


Read more at The Nairobian.

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