For the first time in the history of Kenyan politics, two serving Members of Parliament are set to get married later this year.

Over the weekend, Mathira MP Eric wa Mumbi proposed to Murang’a Woman Representative Betty Maina, with the couple taking to social media to share the news.

“And out of love, she said yes!” Eric captioned pictures of the proposal.

Betty Maina on her part posted a picture of her engagement ring and wrote: “One day at a time sweet Jesus. He makes all things beautiful in his own time. Thanks my sisters for organising this wonderful surprise. My dear Eric, you rock!”

Speaking on Inooro TV on Monday, Eric said Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will lead the bride price negotiation entourage from Mathira this coming weekend.

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro will host the ceremony on behalf of Ms Maina’s delegation in Murang’a.

“We have now decided to live together as husband and wife and Mr Gachagua will be my chief negotiator when Mathira meets Murang’a for the takeover of her daughter,” the Mathira MP said.

The couple met in 2021, with Eric saying: “I discovered that she had everything I wanted in a wife”.

They started dating, and during the campaigns in the run-up to the August 9 General Election, they decided to formalise their union.

The MP described his wife-to-be as “sweet, lovely and kind”.

“This week I will be in Murang’a for preliminary planning before the big day when I will descend on this land of my love in a manner that will make all envious.” He said.