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Nairobi man takes to the skyline for Valentine’s Day proposal – PHOTOS & VIDEO

A Nairobi man chose the city’s most romantic view as the background for popping the big question to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day and the results were beyond his dreams.

Mwasigwe Mwendwa desire was to create an unforgettable proposal to his girlfriend Elizabeth Mwangi and what better way to do it than at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the city.

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

His choice; the rooftop of Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).

“My first thought was to ask the question on a billboard, a billboard probably at Thika superhighway where she would be able to see it all the time because she lives in Thika. But the prices were very high,” the 32 year-old Mwendwa told Nairobi News.

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

His girlfriend was only told that they were going for a show by Mwendwa’s sister who sings in a band.

With the view of the Nairobi skyline and being serenaded by a band singing love ballads, the network administrator went down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage.

An emotional Ms Mwangi said yes amid sobs and tears.

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“I am still in shock, I did not know that he was going to propose. He told me were coming for a show. But I am so happy,” Ms Mwangi, a Business Information Technology student at Jomo Kenyatta university, said.

“Ever since we started dating I knew he was the one. He has been my pillar, my rock and I knew definitely I would marry him,” said the 21 year-old.

PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

The lovebirds first met on Facebook, and after months of chatting, decided to meet physically.

They are now planning their wedding and begin their lives as husband and wife.