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Two Kenyan men wed in London

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by Ab-Titchaz, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

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    Two Kenyan men wed in London


    Daniel Chege Gichia, 39, who wed Charles Ngengi, 40, (above right) in London on Saturday

    By GITAU wa NJENGA in London and GAKIHA WERU in Nairobi
    Saturday, October 17 2009

    Two Kenyan men on Saturday became the first gay couple to wed in London. Charles Ngengi, 40 and his bride, Daniel Chege Gichia, 39, became civil partners under the controversial Civil Partnership Act which came into effect in the UK in 2005 allowing couples of the same sex to have legal recognition of their relationship.

    The couple tied the knot at a civil partnership ceremony at Islington Town Hall in North London at 11.30 a.m. UK time. According to the Act, a civil partnership is defined as a legal marriage between gay and lesbian couples, and any couples who enter into a civil partnership obtain the new legal status of civil partners, instead of the traditional husband and wife status.

    The 30-minute ceremony witnessed by 50 guests was conducted by the registrar of marriages at Islington Council. Both Ngengi and Chege clad in matching cream suits and black shoes, arrived at Islington Council Town Hall shortly before 11 a.m. driven by a close friend in a Volvo car.

    After taking the vows witnessed by two close associates, the registrar said: “It gives me great pleasure to officially pronounce you couple civil partners”. The couple kissed passionately amid deafening applause from the congregation gathered to witness the reunion.

    As curious guests scrambled to have a glimpse of the newly weds’ the couple took turns to sign registration documents under the supervision of the registrar. Unlike in ordinary civil marriages, no form of religious activity is allowed to occur during the process of registering the civil partnership.

    Among the guests at the controversial nuptials included Chege’s former British husband’ David Cleaves, Julius Reuben, a top Tanzanian gay model, a cross-section of the couple’s close associates mainly drawn from diverse gay and lesbian communities in London as well-wishers among Kenyan residents in London.

    Conspicuously absent from the closely guarded ceremony were family members of both men. After the ceremony, the couple and their guests drove to nearby Alexandra Palace where they posed for their wedding pictures. A lavish civil partnership reception was planned at Safari Bar in North Finchley in North London.

    But despite the fun and the glamour accompanying the unusual wedding’ not everyone is raising a glass to the happy couple. The marriage has raised a storm among Kenyan residents in the UK who have described it as ‘unnatural and socially unacceptable’.

    Sources close to the couple told the Nation in London on Saturday that despite widespread condemnations, the couple was ‘happy and very much in love’. “Chege and Ngengi are in love, and they have decided to ‘publicly declare their love’ within the legal framework of this country,” said a source who sought anonymity.

    Another Kenyan said: “It time the Kenyan community woke up to reality, some of us are gay; Kenyans have to get over it.” Last weekend, Chege, who is openly gay and well known among Kenyan migrant community in the UK, was spotted wearing an engagement ring at an upmarket London social function accompanied by Ngengi.

    On July 30, the couple was photographed together for the first time in public, along with David Cleaves at Invest in Africa Build Africa – Kenyan Housing Expo held at the Holiday Inn, Regent Park in London.

    Pictures of the three men dining among guests at a lavish dinner hosted by Realken International Ltd in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and the Kenya High Commission in London, which was attend by Soita Shitanda, the minister for housing, and Joseph Muchemi, Kenya High Commissioner in the UK, were posted on a popular London Kenyan website,

    Ngengi, who arrived in London from Nairobi in mid-June, had a long-distance relationship with Chege. Sources said the couple are familiar faces in many gay spots in Nairobi. Chege, an auxiliary nurse at a North London hospital, arrived in London in the mid 1990s from his rural village of Gaturi in Murang’a district.

    After settling in London, he met and befriended Cleaves at a London gay bar before moving to his affluent Crouch End residence on Cardinal Way, which they renamed Gaturi Towers. Chege enjoyed a long-term openly gay relationship with Cleaves,65, a former printer and a married father of two grown-up children.

    In August 2000, the couple made headlines in Kenya after a local daily newspaper published details of their intimate bizarre relationship. Pictures of Chege and Cleaves attending the 2000 Mardi Gras - Gay and Lesbian festival in London stunned Kenyans in a front page story headlined Murang’a boy and his British husband.

    The couple separated four years ago but remained close. Mr Chege now lives with his partner in a one-bedroom council flat in Finsbury Park, North London. Born in Gaturi village in Murang’a Mr Chege dropped out of primary school before he could finish Standard Eight due to what he once said were financial difficulties.
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    The wedding has been the talk of the week in London among the Kenyan communities. The wedding of Mr. Daniel Chege Gichia, 39, who wed Charles Ngengi, 40, in London on Saturday 17th October, 2009.

    It is the first Kenyan gay wedding in the UK where both partners are from Kenyans. A team of about 20 people including the guests arrived at at Islington Council Registry Office, Islington Town Hall, North London at 11.30 am. The bridal party consisted of two Kenyan ladies and two Kenyan men of which one had flown from Holland for the wedding.

    There was very strict instructions about the press. The press people were denied entry to the registrar's office and even afterwards there was a heated argument press men where the bridal party insisted that the press men should leave but they had no power to do so as it was in a public place. After the wedding a reception ceremony followed in North London at Safari Bar, 975 High Road, North Finchley.

    About 100 guests attended the reception. There was tension at the reception as some of the security team evicted some cameramen fearing that the news and photos would land into Kenya newspapers. Among the guests who attended the wedding was a old Kenyan lady currently visiting UK who was escorted by her three daughters to the wedding.

    After witnessing what was happening the old lady had this to say: "Ngai ûroigire ûndehe rûraya nyone maûndû moru ta maya itanakua. Nîkî hihi? Kana nîkio airîtu aya ait
    û maraga athuri? (How come God allowed me to come over to the UK to see such things. Why? Is this what is causing our girls not to marry?) "the disappointed lady commented.



    Daniel Chege Gichia, 39, who wed Charles Ngengi, 40, (above right) in London on Saturday:confused::confused:
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    Translation: English » Swahili

    Imekuwa ya harusi ya majadiliano ya wiki mjini London kati ya Kenya jamii. Ya harusi ya Mheshimiwa Daniel Chege Gichia, 39, ambaye Wed Charles Ngengi, 40, mjini London jumamosi tarehe 17 Oktoba, 2009. Ni gay Kenyan kwanza harusi nchini Uingereza ambapo washirika wote ni kutoka Wakenya. A timu ya kuhusu watu 20 ikiwa ni pamoja na wageni aliwasili saa saa Islington Ofisi ya Msajili wa Baraza, Islington Town Hall, London Kaskazini saa 11:30. Bridal bestod ya chama Wamama Kenya mbili na mbili ya watu wa Kenya ambayo mmoja alikuwa flown kutoka Uholanzi kwa ajili ya harusi. Kulikuwa na maelekezo kali sana juu ya vyombo vya habari. The press watu walikuwa alikanusha kuingia ofisi ya msajili na hata baadaye kulikuwa na joto hoja waandishi wanaume ambapo chama bridal alisisitiza kwamba vyombo vya wanaume wanapaswa kuondoka lakini hawakuwa na uwezo wa kufanya hivyo kama ilivyokuwa katika mahali umma. Baada ya harusi ya dygnet sherehe ikifuatiwa Kaskazini London saa Safari Bar, 975 High Road, North Finchley. Wapatao 100 guests walihudhuria dygnet. Kulikuwa na mvutano katika dygnet kama baadhi ya timu ya usalama kufukuzwa baadhi cameramen kuogopa kwamba habari na photos ingekuwa nchi ndani Kenya magazeti. Miongoni mwa wageni ambao walihudhuria harusi alikuwa mwanamke mwenye umri wa Kenya sasa kutembelea escorted Uingereza ambaye alikuwa na binti zake watatu wa harusi. Baada ya kushuhudia kile kilichojitokeza zamani mwanamke alikuwa na haya kusema: "Ngai ûroigire ûndehe rûraya nyone maûndû maya moru ta itanakua. NIKI Hihi? Nîkio Kana airîtu ayaṃ aitû maraga athuri? (Jinsi Mungu kuruhusiwa kuja kwangu kuja juu na Uingereza kuona mambo kama hayo. nini? Je, hii ni nini na kusababisha wasichana wetu si kuolewa?) ni "tamaa lady commented
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