- Caren Achieng, a visually impaired mother of one, met her husband Ephraim Onyango in 2019, who had lost his wife in 2017, and they dated for close to two years before getting married
- While married to her first husband, Caren said she got so sick and developed a severe headache at one point, which affected her eyesight
- Caren and her 'new' man Ephraim tied the knot in a beautiful church wedding in Kisumu in December 2021, and they're happily married
The story of Ephraim Onyango and Caren Achieng is extraordinary.
The couple tied the knot in a beautiful church wedding in Kisumu, Kenya in December 2021. Caren, a visually impaired mother of one, met her husband in 2019, and they dated for close to two years before getting married.
Caren talks about losing sight
Ephraim and Caren's wedding were featured on Citizen TV's wedding show.
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Caren revealed that she was the only child and lived with her relatives most of her childhood because her parents worked in a different country.
Caren disclosed that she gave birth to a boy while still in school, and on the day she finished her KCSE exam in Kenya, she was told to get married.
"I got married immediately after completing her Form Four, the last paper, but the marriage didn't work. I became sick; and it got to a point I couldn't sleep at night," she recounted.
While married, Caren said she got so sick and developed a severe headache at one point, which affected her eyesight.
"I became paralysed. I couldn't hear, couldn't walk and became blind. I walked out of my marriage," Caren narrated.
The mother of one said she recovered but didn't regain her eyesight and accepted her condition and decided to move on with life.
Ephraim talks about meeting his better half
Ephraim revealed he met Caren at a friend's event in 2019, two years after losing his wife in 2017.
"I discovered something about her. I didn't know she was single because I was also single by that time. I noticed she was blind and still could use a smartphone, text and call. So I wanted to know how she was operating the phone," Ephraim recalled.
He said they exchanged contacts, started chatting, and later decided to get married. The lovebirds then formalised their union in December 2021.
Challenges Caren and hubby faced
Caren admitted they had faced several challenges, and the greatest was their relatives.
"They doubted our relationship. They wondered why he (Ephraim) was marrying a blind person and how he would live with her," she narrated.
Caren also said that planning their wedding wasn't an easy task because they work in different places and were forced to get someone to do it.
The newlyweds pampered each other with love before joining their guests for entertainment.
"My darling, I'm really grateful for this day. It's my joy, happiness and greatest day in my life," she said.
On the other hand, Ephraim said:
"To my dear wife, I love you so much."
Social media reacts
Photos from the couple's wedding ceremony have sparked reactions on social media.
Erick Gawiri said:
"That's awesome! Congratulations!mmmm ndio maana simu hapana shika Jana."
Cele Nyar Ambira Okoth wrote:
"That's awesome! Congratulations!"
Janet Odero stated:
"Congratulations to them."
Lady marries photographer she met at friend's birthday party
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a lady had married a man she met at her friend's birthday party.
The lady stated that she had volunteered to do the cooking for the occasion as a result of her love for preparing meals.
While she was setting the table at the occasion, after doing the cooking, her friend's elder brother Bashara arrived at the place with a photographer.
She was said to have had a photoshoot. As a way to help her reach him to get the photos, the photographer had given the lady his business card.