Why I rejected rich men who were interested in me: KSh100 wedding woman, Ann Mutura


She is soft-spoken, gentle and a lady of few words.

Ann Mutura, 23, the wife of Wilson Mutura, 27, says she agreed to wed her now-husband in a KSh100 ceremony late last month because she is “sure of a peaceful union” with Mr Mutura – and expressed certainty that she would not secure such a peace with financially loaded men, who approached her when she was dating Mr Mutura.

“Financially stable men approached me, but I rebuffed their advances. You know what? There are some men who have goods, property, and money in abundance, but are arrogant and controlling. I thought to myself: if I gave in to their advances, I would never have peace. But with Wilson, I was sure of experiencing near-lifetime peace,” Ann told EDAILY.

Ann Mutura says no amount of money, whatsoever, can tempt her to do that which she had not planned, or intended.

“Everyone has his own principles, everyone makes his own decisions. If you are firm in your decisions, then there’s no one or anything that can sway you, especially if you are serious with what you believe in,” she said, adding: “With me, no amount of money can lure me. It is very hard to make me pull out of a decision.”

Ann advises the youth, who are easily persuaded by money, to be observant, lest they fall victim to a trap of the rich.

“There are those men and women who will lure you with money, a tidy sum of money, but if you evaluate their intentions keenly, you’d realise they are motivated to use and dump you. But again, there are women who are out to milk these men dry, and once the coffers are drained, they disappear. So, to me, love is paramount. ‘Money-motivated love’ will never beat true love,” said Ann Mutura.

“The man or woman who approaches you could be financially loaded – and has everything working for him or her, but again you wouldn’t know how much of a struggle he or she went through to get that wealth; you wouldn’t know what he did to acquire the riches.

“I would love to advice young people, especially my fellow women, to be patient with their partners who are yet to have a financial breakthrough. If you find out he has tried the best he can to own that which he owns, then the best move you can make is to join him and work in cooperation toward creating more wealth together. But above all, God should come first in your relationship; there shouldn’t be a compromise on that.”

Ann Mutura and Wilson Mutura, who are operating a small-scale fruit business in Kasarani, had an experience of a lavish KSh3.5 million-worth ceremony held in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday, February 14, nearly three weeks after their KSh100 wedding which was held in January at a Kasarani church in Nairobi.



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