High cost of living pushes 34 couples to a mass wedding in Kakamega
The rising cost of living is forcing many couples to revert to mass weddings due to the dreaded budgets.
At the St. Pauls Enjinja Catholic parish in Matungu, Kakamega County, 34 couples solemnised their marriages in a mass wedding.
Like any other sole couple wedding, the colorful ceremony was merry and the couples had a good time as they tied the knot.
A similar mass wedding was held at the church in 2017, where 71 couples had their marriages exchanged vows together.
Ian Kafuna priest at Enjinja Catholic said the high cost of living was pushing couples back into mass weddings.
“I can tell you that many people in my congregation have already expressed a desire to participate in mass weddings citing the high cost of living,” noted Kafuna.
One of the couples, Petronilla Ngosia Oteng’o, told NTV that many people were shelving the traditional one-couple-wedding idea, and instead going for mass weddings because one does not have to spend money exorbitantly.
“I am urging those who have not wedded, to do so if they can,” said Petronilla.
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