The love story of Sarika Patel and her Bukusu boyfriend that almost felt like a clip off Hindu romantic movie or better still a chapter in a book of fairy tales has faced enough rounds already. They continue to walk though opposition from several quarters, especially from the girl’s family.
It now seems the popular adage “love conquers all” is under threat as wealthy businessman Chabbadia Patel is in the move to halt the wedding of his daughter Sarika to Timothy Khamala.
Mr. Patel filed an injunction at the Bungoma East District Commissioner’s office to stop the plans for the two lovebirds to tie the knot in a civil marriage that had been scheduled for Tuesday 26 after the much talked about rare-kind affair in Nang’ina village of Webuye.
This was after the court issued a 21 – day window for anyone with objection to the union to file a petition.
The move by Sarika’s father has left her crestfallen, saying that she is very peeved. “This is the day I have been waiting for all my life. I already made a choice and everyone knows about it. I will not change my mind,” Sarika said.
“We had planned to make it a small occasion with those expected to attend of course being mostly Timothy’s family.” she told Nairobian.
Sarika first met Timothy when he came to work at their family’s business enterprise in Webuye as a casual laborer. His employment was however terminated when their love affair was discovered and he remains jobless.
He swears he is not about to turn his back on Sarika. “There have been numerous efforts to separate me from Sarika, but by now, the writing should be on the wall. I can’t live without her. Her father had actually given consent for us to go on with the wedding. How things changed is a mystery to me,” said Timothy.