Society urged to guard Family Institution



Members of the society have been urged to guard Family as an Institution.

This was the Message delivered on Saturday May 11, 2024 by Bishop Benson during the dowry ceremony (Ruracio) for Sylvia Ngatia- daughter to Mr Moses Ngatia Gitonga and Purity Gitonga of Langalanga village in Gilgil Sub county.

It should be noted that Sylvia Ngatia is the daughter of Moses Gitonga who once served in the military before quiting the service and embarking on journey of defending human rights and those whose rights are violated in society.

In his sermon during the ceremony, Bishop Benson who is a father of 7 and also taking care of  also taking care of 57 orphans in Turkana reminded the guests that Marriage is God’s Plan and no one should compromise the same.

Quoting Genesis 2:23-24, he noted that no committee has been formed towards the same adding that it’s not a church thing nor a religion thing.

“Marriage is God’s Plan and that’s why we are here to celebrate the ruracio of Sylvia Ngatia  and Simon Kuya,” he stated.

The Servant of God was categorical that tribe has nothing to do with marriage and called on young people to embrace inter-marriages as a way of enhancing cohesion.

He also challenged Men to be close to their families for a better society.

“Family is the best Institution on earth and should be protected and women should be respected for the role they play in shaping families,” he said.

Earlier on the ceremony was full of learning about Kikuyu and Turkana cultures where the two love birds come from.

Guests were treated to music and dances from both communities.

The duo expect to have their wedding on June 22, 2024 in Lodwar, Turkana County.

It is an event that was also attended by Madam Jecintah-wife to Turkana County Assembly Speaker who accompanied the team from Turkana.

She assured the family that they will take good care of Sylvia Ngatia.

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