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Nairobi Wedding Photography | Ngurario Wedding Ceremony

Recently, I was lucky enough to cover one of the unique Kikuyu Traditional wedding known as “Ngurario”. Though most of the African cultures have been adversely affected by the western culture: There are few people, maybe I can say the cultural remnants who still observe the traditional rituals. I guess the young generation tries to avoid them due to too many complicated procedures as compared to the modern weddings. It entails a lot of things, especially the husband to be is expected to provide several things to the brides home as a way of appreciation. They include:

1.Young Goat (Mwati)
2. Sheep (Ngoima)
3. Lady goat (Harika)
4. Big sufuria (rurinja)
5. Basin (basin ya mabati)
6. I dozen cups (ikombe cia mabati)
7. Sword (njora)
8. Blanket (murengeti)
9. Two pairs of bedsheet for the father (macuka)
10. Coat (kabuti)
11. One small sufuria with a handle (gathaburia kena munyito)
12. Ten crates of sodas
13. Five crates of beer (njohi) etc
14. Lessos (marithu ma atumia)
15. I bag of sugar (ikunia ria cukari)
16. Foods and drinks for that day

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Ceremony: Kasarani
Photography: Antony Trivet Photography

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