People always blame parents when there is an issue in the family when they realize that the man who was to marry their daughter belong to the same family and say if it were not for parent rivalry things could have been better and this time it has happened to siblings as couple who were set to be married were forced to call off their engagement, and plans for a wedding after they realized they were brother and sister.
According to one vernacular station (Kameme TV), the love birds had gone to visit the man’s parents to announce their plans of settling down together.
and during the visit, they were told that the bridegroom’s father had sired a daughter in his first marriage. and that daughter he had sired was the bride-to-be
The two love birds told the local station that they met in the streets; with the young man saying he met the love of his current while hawking shoes.
the relationship grew to an extent that they came to realize that they were meant to be as to their assumption as they believed that that was it.
Unfortunately, their relationship was short-lived with their families advising them to call off their union immediately.
The bride-to-be who was devastated by the twist in their tale says she has been unable to date fearing her next will turn out to be her family.
Kikuyu Elders who were consulted over the matter said marriages between siblings are taboo.
If the couple was already married, they would have had to undergo a cleansing to ward off evil or a possible calamity.
They advised couples planning to walk down the aisle to first consult their families or do their research before taking the relationship to the next level.
Further, they have asked parents to make sure that families meet during functions to avoid similar cases.