Kenyan gospel singer Bahati now says he will hold a grand Christian wedding, which will see President Uhuru Kenyatta among other government dignitaries invited.
Bahati, who tied the knot with his flame Diana Marua in a traditional wedding held at Marua’s parents’ home in Komarock, Nairobi on October 20, says the first wedding was to solemnise their union before God, the government and the lady’s parents.
Bahati now says a grand wedding, which will see him invite President Kenyatta, top musicians across the region and his many fans will be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) after Marua welcomes her first baby.
Asked whether Marua is expectant, Bahati did not confirm or deny, saying: “A pregnancy cannot be hidden. Let us wait and see.”
A well-placed source, however, reveals that Ms Marua is five months expectant.
The Mama hit-maker further dismissed rumours which suggested that he and Marua tied the knot in haste because his now-wife is expectant, and that they did not want their baby born out of wedlock.
“I did not fear being judged – that my wife conceived out of wedlock. Actually, I married to show a good example to society, especially the youth who look up to me as a mentor. I just wanted to show them that kama unataka kuwa na mali, uichukue kwa halali, si kwa kuiba,” said Bahati.
“I must ensure that President Kenyatta receives my invitation to the wedding. It will be big, all my fans in Nairobi will also be invited,” he said.