- Bernard Musyoki met Deborah Jan Spicer, 70, on Facebook in 2017, and they fell in love
- On December 29, 2020, the mzungu woman decided to travel to the country to meet her prince charming and a month later, they tied the knot
- Musyoki said after introducing Deborah to his parents, they had mixed reactions, and his mom asked him if she would give birth
- The 35-year-old man said that he had been criticised for marrying a woman older than him, with many claiming he did so to get a green card to the USA
Kitui man Bernard Musyoki, who is happily married to a mzungu woman twice his age, has revealed that their love is genuine and not fake, as many claim.
Musyoki met Deborah Jan Spicer, 70, on Facebook in 2017, and they fell in love. In an exclusive interview with popular Kenyan news website, TUKO.co.ke, he said:
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"I sent her a friend request, after a week, I asked her to marry me and she accepted. We even exchanged vows inbox," he recalled.
In 2018, the 35-year-old said he was to travel to the US to meet his princess, but he was denied a visa but never gave up.
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"In March 2020, I applied for a visa again, did an interview but I was denied a visa," he said.
They kept communicating, and on December 29, 2020, the mzungu woman decided to travel to the country to meet her prince charming. Upon arriving in the country, they travelled to Kitui, where Musyoki lives.
Musyoki revealed that Deborah's parents are late, and he negotiated for dowry payment with her and her children.
"Waliniambia hawataki dowry but wanataka $1 (N409.89). Wakaniambia, usitutumie but peleka kanisani kama sadaka (they said they wanted only N409.89 and told me to take it to church as offering) and she said that's my dowry," he recalled.
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Musyoki weds Deborah
The Kenyan man said he and his wife (girlfriend by then) decided to stay pure until marriage.
"We used to sleep in different rooms and promised each other to stay pure until we exchanged vows. We had someone in the house who used to live with us," he narrated.
On February 2, 2021, the two lovebirds tied the knot at Sheria House, and 'strangers' witnessed them exchange vows. He said his wedding ring cost less than KSh 100 (N362.33).
"Nilipata ring ya Ksh50 (N181.17) nikanunua. Yeye alikuwa na ring ya kitambo hiyo ndio aliamua kuvaa siku ya wedding. Hakumind bei ya my ring. Alisema kitu ilimleta all the way from USA was to me, sio ring, suit...I am the most important thing (I bought a ring worth KSh 50 (N181.17)for my wedding and my wife used the one she had. She told me she didn't mind the fact that I got a cheap ring saying what mattered her was me, her prince charming)," Musyoki explained.
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Musyoki's relationship with fiancee's children
The Kenyan man revealed that Deborah's children are also older than him and they relate well. He said when their mother told them she had found love again, they accepted him and supported their relationship.
"We became close friends and they used to call me every time," he said.
Musyoki professes love for Deborah
The soft-spoken man said his wife and his mother are agemates; both are 70.
"I love my wife and I will take care of her even when she gets old," he said.
Musyoki said after he disclosed to his mom that Deborah had children, she accepted her into her family and even gave her a Kamba name.
"Walimuita Mwende, which means beloved in my language. They told her 'you are part of us'.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a traditional wedding between a Nigerian lady, Ireti, and her 'oyinbo' lover, Jesse, received much love on social media.
In the photos shared by Naija Wedding on Facebook, the man and his wife are dressed in Yoruba attires as Jesse wore what is popularly called agbada.
People said that their wedding's photography is a hallmark of beauty and elegance as messages of congratulations poured in for the couple.