A Kenyan woman living in the U.S. has tied the knot with her fellow woman.
Manuella Mumbi held a low key wedding ceremony with Lisa Webb Clay, an American model, at the local county offices in Texas last Saturday. Besides the officiating minister, no witnesses were present at the event.
The couple was issued with a marriage certificate after solemnization of their relationship.
Mumbi, a businesswoman in the US, lived with Ms Clay in a come-we-stay setting before formalizing their union.
After their nuptials, Ms Mumbi took to her Facebook page to post pictures of her “big day”.
Addressing Ms Clay, Ms Mumbi wrote: “Unto us a day was given. Been a journey of love. Yes I do love you now and forever.”
Unlike in Kenya, gay marriages are legal in the U.S.
The U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide in June, 2015.
LGBT activists in Kenya pushed for the legalization of same-sex marriage in July, 2015, when former U.S. president Barack Obama toured Kenya.
With pressure piling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to endorse the proposal to have LGBT community recognized in Kenya, the Head of State deflated the focus, terming calls for such changes as “non-issues”.
Though rarely enforced, punishment in Kenya for gay relations is five to 14 years in jail.