Members of the Catholic Church in the Githunguri area of Kiambu County on Sunday 22nd october witnessed a unique wedding that many have never witnessed in their lives.
The unique wedding was that of a rebellious Catholic priest who married his wife several years after disobeying the church’s rules that a priest should not marry.
Pastor Edwin Gathang’i Waiguru on Sunday got married to Margaret Wanjira Githui in Michael’s Pot garden in Ikinu Githunguri.
The wedding was attended by hundreds of family and friends of the couple. The priest was ordained as a Catholic priest on the same day.
Father Waiguru said after being sent to preach in North and South America, he felt the need to get married and have a family.
When he returned to Kenya, he decided to get married in a traditional ceremony. The couple were blessed with two children. He was re-ordained as a Charismatic priest and also got married.
He said he can now say he has lived his vocation to the priesthood. “I am very happy. To my wife, I promise to love you always,” he said. The coronation ceremony was led by Bishop Patrick Mulau of the Kirinyaga Charismatic church who said his church is only Roman Catholic but differs only in the sacrament of Marriage where priests of his Church marry.