The first family has been quite busy the past few weeks, trying to cover most if not all traditional Kikuyu marriage rituals for their first born son Jomo. This is in preparation for the big day (modern wedding) set to take place in a few weeks time.

The latest of these traditional ceremonies was the Kũonio itara ritual, which basically means being shown the groom’s homestead. Appropriately named, this ceremony took place at the Kenyatta family’s rural home in Ichaweri village, Gatundu South.

It was graced by the who’s who in government, as well as hundreds of locals who were kept at a distance but followed proceedings on a large screen.

Jomo’s fiancee Achola Ngobi and her relatives arrived at the home at almost 2pm, and were received by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Others in the welcoming committee were Uhuru’s mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta, and Kiambu Women rep Ann Nyokabi who is also Uhuru’s cousin.

Uhuru joined them about 15 minutes later accompanied by his uncle Ngengi Muigai and other relatives.

Here are some pictures courtesy of Robert Alai.

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