President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday attended the wedding of Makena Murungi and James Bukusi at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi County.
Makena Murungi, the daughter of Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi, got married to James Bukusi whose parents come from Busia County.
President Kenyatta praised the union saying the two had overlooked their tribal background, something that is good for the country.
“We celebrate the coming together of our people. This generation is doing tremendous things because they do not see barriers amongst them. They see the person they went to school with and the person they work with. That is whom they respect. That is who they fall in love with and marry,” the President stated.
President Uhuru added that the country would be unified when young people intermarry across tribes.
“Kenya will become a more cohesive, secure and prosperous nation when our young people start accepting one another without using tribe or religion as a consideration.”
Deputy President William Ruto asked Kenyans to overlook their ethnicity, political affiliations, and religious differences to create a united Kenya through community intermarriages.
Other notable dignitaries that attended the event include Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia, former minister Chris Murungaru, former Head of Public Service Francis Muthaura and former State House Comptroller Matere Keriri.