A controversial Kenyan city lawyer, Kiprono Matagei, has expressed his interest in marrying one of US President Barack Obama’s daughters, Malia,
He is known simply as Ruto’s lawyer for an audacious application he once made in court to have Kenyan politician William Ruto sworn in as president when the President Uhuru Kenyatta travelled to The Hague for an ICC case.
Apparently courting the limelight once more, Matagei made known his special request for Obama when speaking to The Nairobian on Monday, May 23, 2015.
He says he is ready to pay a dowry of 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price for the young American beauty.
Kiprono also said he was ready to meet with Obama to discuss the matter when the US president visits Kenya in July 2015.
“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,” he said.
The young lawyer claims his love for Malia is the real thing and not just infatuation. He says Malia has Kenyan blood since her father, Barrack Obama has Kenyan roots.
“People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real,” he said, adding that, “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.”
The lawyer went further to say that should President Obama accept his request, his engagement to the ‘love of his life’ would be “unique with a twist.”
“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.
Kiprono also tells how, if he succeeds, he will ‘domesticate” his American bride.
“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’,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,” he said.