A young moran from Kajiado is the talk of the town after he married two brides in a rare wedding on Tuesday.
Tom Mako alias Junior, 27, made honest women out of his brides – Elizabeth Silamoi, 24, from Enkorika in Mashuuru and Joyce Tikoyian, 23, from Empakasi near Kitengela.
Interestingly, Mako met his future wives while grazing cows; he first met Silamoi two years ago at her home and a year later, he met Tikoyian in Empakasi.
Silamoi dropped out of high school in Form Three while Tikoyian went up to Form Four.
Speaking after their viral wedding, Mr Mako clarified that he married under customary laws contrary to misleading reports that it was a White wedding.
“I want to clear the air. My wedding was customary and had nothing to do with the Church. There are people posting misleading information on social media that my wedding was presided over by pastors,” said Mako.
According to Mako, he decided to marry two wives because they both love him and didn’t want to be dishonest with them.
“This is a message I’m sending to modern cheating husbands who pretend to love one woman and yet they have others on the side,” he said.
“I’m being sincere to my wives because I will not have any other reason to marry another woman. I believe the two will satisfy me.”
Silamoi, who met Mako first, said that they held lengthy discussions and she gave him her blessings to marry Tikoyian.
“I love him very much because before he brought Tikoyian, we discussed at length. I gave him my blessings. I love her as well.”
“I started courting with Mako two years ago and I’m satisfied he is my total man. He is a man of his word, and I know that he will not let me down on anything.”
Tikoyian, who spoke to the Star in the presence of her co-wife and husband said; “He is our love, we chose to do what he wanted – the two of us are his wives.”
She said her parents approved the marriage because they trust him and they believe he will take care of her and their children.
The groom’s father, Mako Busabus and his mother Sintiyio, said they could not believe their son’s proposal to have two wives in one wedding, but it came to pass.
“At more than 90 years, I have never seen such a thing in Maasai land because we always do things differently. Normally, a man who wants to marry a second wife must stay for at least one or two years before bringing in a second one,” Busabus said.
Mako’s peers and guests who attended the wedding hailed him as a hero who has done what no moran has done in Maa land.