Woman Gets Married For The First Time At The Age Of 60 – On Sunday, Ms Teresiah Njoki, 60, wedded 78-year-old Mr Ayub Mugo Waitara at St Marks ACK Church in Maragua, Muranga County, in Kenya.
Being a father and grandfather, Mr Ayub Mugo Waitara lost his wife 10 years and said he has been lonely since then, until he met Ms Njoki.
When asked about how they met, Mr Waitara said:
“In 2017 while on a private business in Thika town, I saw a woman who appeared very special to me, a strong feeling of love hit me and I decided to follow her.”
“I stopped and asked her out for tea which she obliged. While at the restaurant, we exchanged phone numbers and an intimate conversation followed a few days later.”
“I knew she would fall in love with me because I kept on praying for her
He added that:
“Old widowers and widows are at the risk of dying of loneliness and stress and I advise them to marry.”
Ms Njoki said she initially resisted Mr Waitara’s marriage proposal, but a voice compelled her to accept the proposal.
After exchanging marriage vows, the first-time bride said:
“I feel so happy; I had kept telling God to reveal to me the man he created for me. Despite old age, I have met him, I love him so much.”
The couple revealed that they have no intentions of having kids.
The bridegroom’s first born, 50-year-old Mr Chege Waitara said their father’s happiness was their priority.
“We are happy to have a mother and a brother; we shall live happily as one big family,” he said.