Kenyan deaf couple weds in grand style after dating for 18 months through text messages.
Based on multiple online reports,William Mwaura, 29, and Phyllis Wawira 28, wedded at Kang’eng’u ACK church in Kandara Constituency, Murang’a, Kenya on Saturday by a deaf priest.
Their grand wedding which featured a deaf priest, deaf couple and deaf bridesmaids, attracted a huge crowd that filled the wedding venue to witness the amazing ceremony.
The bride and bridegroom’s parents and villagers were able to follow the proceedings of the wedding through an interpreter identified as Immanuel Muigai.
According to their interpreter, the couple met in 2016 during a church function as both of them were members of Deaf Mission Fellowship Church, a church Mr Muigai also belongs to.
“After interacting, the two church members became friends, then became concerned friends and then love birds and that’s how a courtship begun,’ Mr Muigai said.
The two kept their love blossoming through text messages which greatly contributed to their interactions.
They told The Nation, Kenya that they are ready to settle as a husband and wife. Speaking through sign language, Mr Mwaura said:
“When I met my lover one and half years ago, I felt new and something clicked my mind that I had met my helper.”
The groom is a carpenter while the bride runs a beauty salon.