Two brothers made history in Mashuuru on Saturday when they took their matrimonial vows in different setups; church and traditional centre.
One of the brothers, Daniel Mokomi, who was adopted in the family is the son of a traditionalist who never believed in Christianity.
He married Patricia Kapayia (18) in the Maasai tradition. Their wedding was presided by a traditional elder picked for the occasion.
Such weddings are presided over by elders without questionable past and must be good role models in the society.
The other son, John Saisa, is a strong believer of Christian religion along with his new wife, Jackline Saitoti.
Both Saisa and Saitoti are P1 teachers in Mashuuru Sub-County schools, while Mokomi manages his father’s livestock.
In Mokomi’s wedding at Mashuuru Cultural Centre, hundreds of morans of his age wearing traditional regalia graced his day and sang Maasai love songs.
Saisa held his wedding at Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa Church in Mashuuru, where Christian songs were sung and marriage presided by a Pastor.
Their father, James Kutata and mother, Elizabeth attended both weddings, which were 5km apart with the sub-county.
Kutata later said the two weddings were “successful”.
“It was their choice to have their weddings in their style. There is democracy in my house, and I respect all my children. I am a strong Christian but I could not stand in the way of my adopted son, who chose what he believed is the best practice,” said Kutata.
Their mother, Elizabeth, also said she was satisfied with the two weddings.
The two brothers and their new wives later held prayers at their home, where hundreds of guests attended.
Entertainers included church choirs and Maasai traditional dancers.