The Star (Kenya)

JOHO TO GRACE WED­DING OF KARISA MAITHA’S DAUGH­TER

- EL­IZ­A­BETH NGIGI @nyamb­s_liz/ Celebrity Weddings · Celebrities · Mombasa · Kenya · Hassan Ali Joho · Kilifi · Amason Kingi

‘WE’VE SINCE BEEN FRIENDS RATHER THAN LOVERS AND THAT GAVE US A FIRM FOUN­DA­TION TO WHO WE ARE TODAY’

Mom­basa Governor Has­san Joho is ex­pected to at­tend the wed­ding of Juney Karisa, daugh­ter of Karisa Maitha, on Satur­day.

Juney is set to wed Pa­trick Mwavula, an in­for­ma­tion officer at the Mom­basa governor’s of­fice. She is a jour­nal­ist based in Mom­basa, work­ing for Kenya Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion.

Speak­ing to Word Is, Juney said the two met dur­ing the 2017 elec­tions. “We are in the same line of work and so it was easy to get along,” she said.

“We’ve since been friends rather than lovers and that gave us a firm foun­da­tion to who we are today.”

The two will ex­change their vows at the Methodist church op­po­site Tononoka Hall af­ter a tra­di­tional wed­ding set for Fri­day.

Juney’s mes­sage to her hus­band to be is that the highs and lows have proven that their love can over­come all chal­lenges.

“Even through the fire, we will emerge as gold and not ashes. This year has been my low­est, but it’s dur­ing the low tides we found God who steered our ship to where we are,” she said.

“I am glad God gave me a sil­ver lin­ing in my low mo­ments, and to­mor­row I be­gin a hope­ful chap­ter full of love around me.”

The wed­ding’s colour theme is teal blue and peach. The re­cep­tion will be at Ba­hari Gates Restau­rant, Mt­wapa.

Other guests in­clude Kil­ifi Governor Ama­son Kingi and Lands CAS Gideon Mung’aro, who is also a rel­a­tive, among other top na­tional and county gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.

 ?? /COURTESY ?? Juney Karisa and Pa­trick Mwavula
/COURTESY Juney Karisa and Pa­trick Mwavula

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