Age is just a number, and that’s exactly what Johana Maritim Butuk and Alice Jemeli prove with their recent marriage.
Butuk, a 99-year-old Kenyan man, tied the knot with Jemeli, his 24-year-old girlfriend, in a surprise ceremony that has left many in awe.
The couple, who have been dating for 6 years, met while Butuk was visiting a local market.
Despite the age difference of 75 years, the couple quickly fell in love and knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
The lovebirds, Johana Maritim Butuk and Alice Jemeli, had their colorful wedding ceremony in Soy, Uasin Gishu County on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, and well-wishers, who came to witness the union of the couple.
The nonagenarian, Johana Maritim Butuk, proposed to his girlfriend, Alice Jemeli, in December 2022. The proposal was a surprise for Jemeli, who was overjoyed when Butuk got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. After she said yes, the couple knew that they wanted to make it official as soon as possible.
According to a report by The Standard, Johana Maritim Butuk’s marriage to Alice Jemeli is the first relationship he has ever had in his 99 years of life.
However, Alice Jemeli, the 24-year-old bride, has three children from a previous relationship. Despite the age difference between the couple, Butuk has accepted Jemeli’s children and is happy to be a part of their lives.
The couple, Johana Maritim Butuk and Alice Jemeli, celebrated their nuptials in a simple but intimate ceremony at their mud-walled house in Tuiyobei Soy B village. L
The couple, Johana Maritim Butuk and Alice Jemeli, exchanged their marriage vows at the nearby St Mark’s Soy B Catholic Church. The ceremony was held in the presence of family, friends, and well-wishers, who came to witness the union of the couple.
Residents of Tuiyobei Soy B village, where the couple, Johana Maritim Butuk and Alice Jemeli, reside say they had never seen a 99-year-old man marrying a woman the age of “his granddaughter.” The age difference between the couple has raised eyebrows among locals, but they have also expressed their happiness for the couple and their love story.
When The Standard arrived at the couple’s home, they found the love birds discussing plans to build a grandiose house for themselves, despite their financial inadequacy. The couple’s optimism and determination to build a future together, regardless of their financial situation, is a testament to the strength of their love and commitment to each other.
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