Haikal Onsongo on Friday gave a Quran as dowry when he wedded Abubakar Joho’s daughter Kulthum. A source confirmed that he will pay Sh250 extra.
Abubakar, famously known as Abu, is Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s elder brother and is wealthy enough.
The Nikah took place at Musjid Ummu-Kulthum in Kizingo, Mombasa. Abu contributed massively to the mosque’s construction.
NASA leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Kilifi’s Amason Kingi, Nairobi’s Mike Sonko and politician Suleiman Shahbal attended.
A reception, known as Kupamba in Swahili culture, was held on Saturday night at the Nyali Golf Club. It was a women-only affair, but exception was made to male artistes.
The reception was tightly controlled and no journalists were allowed in. Kulthum was driven to the venue in high-end, top-class vehicles branded with her name.
Artistes who performed included Ali Kiba, Willy Paul, Ommy Dimpoz and Susumila. Unconfirmed reports indicated that another reception was set to be held at Joho’s private home in Vipingo yesterday.
Onsongo and Kulthum are said to have dated for over two years.
Here are more photos from the grand wedding