- Emmanuel Laguma brought the Daystar University, Kenya graduation to a standstill after proposing to his girlfriend, Esther Makau
- Jase Mwangi, the photographer who captured the moment, said Makua had no idea her boyfriend would propose, leaving her in tears
- She said yes to Laguma’s romantic proposal, and her mother and siblings witnessed the unforgettable moment
A romantic young man caused a standstill after proposing to his girlfriend during their graduation.
Emmanuel Laguma caught his girlfriend Esther Makau by surprise when he went down on one knee and popped the big question during Daystar University’s graduation ceremony on Friday, November 12.
Exclusively speaking to a trusted Kenyan news media Tuko, Jase Mwangi, the photographer who captured the heart-warming moment, divulged that Makau had no idea that Laguma would propose at the graduation ceremony held at the main campus in Athi River, Kenya.
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“Emmanuel was my main client as he hired me to cover the graduation. Unknown to his girlfriend, he planned on asking for her hand in marriage,” he said.
Mwangi said that only he knew of Laguma’s plan, which he executed as they exited the graduation square.
Family witness proposal
“I took several photos of them before asking them to remove the gowns,” he recalled.
When Makau turned round after removing her gown, she was shocked to find Laguma down on one knee.
Mwangi further stated that Makau’s mother and siblings witnessed her romantic engagement. However, Laguma’s parents could not make it to the graduation as he hails from Uganda.
“She was shocked as she did not expect him to propose that soon. She kept looking at her mother,” he said.
Makau said yes, and photos captured by Mwangi depicted her shedding tears of joy.
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“Her mother was really happy. The people were initially confused by what was happening but once they figured it out, they cheered for the couple,” said Mwangi, an alumnus of the institution.
Man proposes to girlfriend during her graduation
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man had proposed to his girlfriend during her graduation from university.
In a video captured and shared by the university in a now-deleted tweet, the lady named Agne looked shocked as her childhood sweetheart came up to join her on the stage not sure what he was up to.
The young graduate's emotion turned to joy when her 27-year-old partner, Edgaras Averbuchas, went down on one knee and popped the question.
The room was filled with applause as an overjoyed Agne accepted her boyfriend's proposal.
Source: Legit Newspaper