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Vocal Senator Malala is now officially taken; meet the lucky bride – PHOTOS

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has officially quit the bachelor’s club, albeit in a good old-fashioned way on Saturday at the bride’s home.

The vocal politician was compelled to pick out his bride from a group of women covered in lessos from head to toe during the traditional dowry ceremony.

This old traditional is often used by in-laws use to test the groom’s knowledge of his wife to be.

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A group own women covered in lessos among them Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala’s bride Carolina Ayiesta during the traditional dowry ceremony. PHOTO | COURTESY

POLITICAL FATHER

The first term senator was accompanied by a host of friends, mostly prominent politicians from Kakamega County, including Governor Wycliffe Oprayanya, whom the groom described as his ‘political father’.

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing,” explained Malala.

“This was the theme of the day as I was escorted by my father in politics, Kakamega County Governor, Hon Oparanya, ANC and ODM Secretary Generals Hon Osotsi and Hon Sifuna Edwin and a host of other leaders for my dowry and betrothment ceremony to the love of my life Carolina Ayiesta at Andidi area in Butsosto East ward, Lurambi Consticuency,” he said.

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Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala’s bride Carolina Ayiesta during the traditional dowry ceremony. PHOTO | COURTESY

NATIONAL POLITICS

“They congratulated me for the bold move and encouraged other leaders to emulate that kind of unity in their leadership. A unity that surpasses political innuendos and undertones.”

As always, there was much to drink and eat at the event as Malala officially quit the bachelor’s club.

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Senator Cleophas Malala and his bride Carolina Ayiesta in the company of Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oprayanya during the traditional dowry ceremony. PHOTO | COURTESY

Not much is known about the bride, but Malala, 33, is considered among the next ‘big thing’ in national politics.

Prior to joining politics, he was a director of schools and colleges and is also a renowned script writer, having penned several award winning plays for Kakamega High Schoool.