Kenyan Lawyer Wants To Buy Malia Obama For Cows, Sheeps And Goats
He likely doesn’t have enough animals–or cash–to purchase one of the First Daughters.
Felix Kiprono has told The Nairobian newspaper that he plans to ask President Barack Obama for his 16-year-old daughterMalia Obama’s hand in marriage when the president visits his countrylater this summer. And he’s willing to offer a dowry consisting of 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats.
“I got interested in her in 2008,” Kiprono said of the first daughter, who was just 10 years old when Obama won the presidency. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.”
“People might say I am after the family’s money, which is not the case. My love is real,” he added. “I am currently drafting a letter to Obama asking him to please have Malia accompany him for this trip. I hope the embassy will pass the letter to him. I will hand it over to the US Ambassador with whom we have interacted several times.”
Should his request be granted, Kiprono said he would forgo champagne in favor of “mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk.” And, “as an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head.” Then, he added, “I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali and prepare mursik like any other Kalenjin woman.”