Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Graces Nephew, Jude Barristo’s Traditional Wedding To Joy Wanjiru In Embu

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan graced the traditional wedding ceremony of his nephew on August 12. The Izaak Walton Hotel in Embu town was filled with excitement and festivity.

The celebrations commenced right at the hotel’s entrance, where traditional Embu mufu drummers eagerly awaited the arrival of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

The event brought the hotel to a standstill as the esteemed guest of honour arrived in style.

Amidst the rhythmic beats, Mr. Jonathan was ceremoniously welcomed by Embu elders, led by their spokesperson and former Runyenjes MP, Njeru Kathangu.

The customs of the traditional marriage were set in motion as the gathering paid homage to the age-old traditions.

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The groom, Jude Barristo, awaited his bride with anticipation. Joy Wanjiru, the bride, arrived draped in a leso according to their tradition.

Former President Jonathan, who attended the ceremony on behalf of the groom’s father, expressed gratitude for the unity and kinship that the event symbolized.

He vowed to reciprocate the care shown by Embu by looking after their daughter, thereby strengthening the bonds of family and unity.

The groom and bride, Jude Barristo and Joy Wanjiru, chose to renew their vows in the rich tapestry of Kiembu traditions. This gesture underscored their commitment to heritage and cultural values.

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