The president had shared a congratulatory message to Kang’ataÂ and his bride after he attended the Senator’s function.
A number of President Kenyatta’s followers would not let the president have the moment as they quicklyÂ bashed him for taking time off from his official duties.
Here are some of the comments they posted.
President Kenyatta’s caption read: “Congratulated newlyweds, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata and his wife Mary Wambui during their wedding ceremony at St. Ann Gathinja Catholic Church in Murang’a.”
A number of his followers joinedÂ in congratulating the coupleÂ on their nuptials amid the hate that hit the president.
Others were surprised to find out that the Senator had not married yet, Njeri Mwangi posted: “Haiya! Reggae man hakuwa ameoaÂ (wasn’t married)? Anyway,Â congratulationsÂ senator.”
In his address to the newlyweds, President Kenyatta advised the couple to stay together in the interest of nation-building.
“Marriages give birth to families which are the foundations of the nation and future generations, they should be cherished and kept together. Leaders should get married to become good examples in the society,” he noted.
He urged Kiharu Member of Parliament (MP) Ndindi Nyoro to follow Kangata’sÂ example and marry.
“Murangâ€™a County has produced great leaders including the late (Dr Julius Gikonyo) Kiano and (John) Michuki and had families, Mr Kangata was Kiharu MP for five years and now Mr Nyoro isÂ serving the electorates of Kiharu and is not married,” the president joked, prompting the legislator to introduce his fiancee.
Here are the photos the president posted.