Deputy President William Ruto spared time to attend a dowry negotiation ceremony of his younger brother David Ruto, a businessman.
The ceremony, popularly known as ‘Koito’ in Kalenjin, was held in Ziwa, Uasin Gishu County on Friday. The ceremony involves the negotiation of dowry by elders drawn from both the groom and bride’s sides.
DP Ruto is reported to have led the team that was negotiating on behalf of his brother, who is seeking to marry his long-time fiancée Carol Kitur.
Leaders who accompanied Ruto to the ceremony included Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, his Soy counterpart Caleb Kositany and Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Shollei just to mention a few.
During the event, the groom is usually kept away until the negotiation is complete.