Jane Wanjiku and her boyfriend, James Maina (not their real names), had dated for some years, and it was time to walk down the aisle. Unfortunately, a few days to their wedding, they could not proceed with the preparations since they were brother and a sister.
The discovery came when James introduced his lover Jane to his parents to kick start the marriage plans. Some close elders ordered the two to terminate their relationship and not continue with the preparations since they were related.
When the two lovers were speaking on TV interview, they were so emotional to douse their love after finding they were half-siblings. Previously, Maina’s father had a relationship with Jane’s mother, and she was born.
Maina said, “When I took her for an introduction to my parents, I heard that my father had another wife. Her daughter is Jane.”
The couples were speaking with a lot of pain as they had come from far after they met in shoe business. The journey started when Jane ordered a pair of shoes from him.
The two were attracted to each other, and they had unexplainable love in their relationship. The parents asked them to call off their plans since African culture, especially, Christianity does not accept brother-sister marriage.
Wanjiku, who was in distraught, said, “I cannot fall in love with another person since I am scared he will turn out to be my relative.”
One of the clerics from AIC Rungiri Parish said that parents should initiate get together culture so that children can know each other.