A Kenyan couple who spent simply $1 (£zero.80) on their wedding ceremony have renewed their vows in a lavish Valentine’s Day ceremony funded by well-wishers.
Information of their price range wedding ceremony final month went viral on social media and plenty of Kenyans provided to assist.
At their first wedding ceremony, Wilson and Ann Mutura wore denims and T-shirts and two metal circles served as rings.
Kenya media estimated their second wedding ceremony occasion price $35,000 at an upmarket venue within the capital, Nairobi.
The BBC’s Peter Mwai in Nairobi says because the couple had already formally tied the knot, they exchanged new rings on the Valentine’s Day ceremony.
Our correspondent says some Kenyans on-line have been questioning why the organisers spent a lot cash on the occasion as an alternative of supporting the couple financially.
However Aaltonen Jumba, from Slique Occasions Planner Ltd – the primary organiser of the occasion, stated they’d already been helped and this was concerning the romance.
“The couple have already been supported by others financially. Totally different folks gave various things at totally different ranges. They’ve been given a greenhouse farm, a honeymoon and have been promised cash to begin a enterprise,” he advised the BBC.
“Since that has been taken care of, why not give them the marriage they by no means had. Everybody wants that dream wedding ceremony.”
Mr Jumba stated it was onerous to say precisely how a lot was spent on the marriage ceremony as totally different service suppliers had contributed in form and cash had not modified palms.