Woman Weds Dead Husband In Colourful Ceremony After Dying Days To Wedding: "She'll Not Marry Again"

Woman Weds Dead Husband In Colourful Ceremony After Dying Days To Wedding: "She'll Not Marry Again"

  • A wedding and a burial ceremony were held simultaneously at a Catholic church in Rukenya, Kirinyaga county
  • The remarkable event happened as Martin Gitari and Beatrice, his betrothed, were slated to exchange vows on this auspicious day
  • Tragically, fate intervened as Martin passed away before the anticipated wedding day, but the wedding continued in honouring his fervent desire

A small village in Kirinyaga county witnessed a truly unique event as a wedding and a funeral were held simultaneously at a local Catholic church.

Kirinyaga bride
A church in Kirinyaga County held both a wedding and burial ceremony for a man who died days before his wedding. Photos: Screengrabs/ Kameme FM.
Source: UGC

Why were the two services conducted at the same time?

The occasion, which unfolded in Rukenya, carried the bittersweet essence of two life-changing events colliding into one.

The story begins with Martin Gitari and his beloved Beatrice eagerly anticipating their wedding day.

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However, destiny had a different plan in store, as Martin tragically passed away just before the scheduled ceremony.

Despite the heartbreaking loss, Martin's final wish was clear – to unite the celebration of his life with the promise of love that he and Beatrice shared.

With heavy hearts but unwavering determination, Beatrice, dressed in her bridal gown, stood before family, friends, and mourners alike.

Emotions run high as ceremonies continue

Her attire once intended for a jubilant walk down the aisle, now became a symbol of enduring love and profound loss.

Alongside her were the bridesmaids, dressed in the attire originally chosen for the wedding, their presence serving as a testament to the strength found in unity during times of adversity.

As the ceremony progressed, the air inside the church was thick with emotion.

Tears of sorrow mingled with smiles of remembrance as Martin's ring, carefully placed upon his finger as his body left the mortuary, became a poignant link between the worlds of the living and the departed.

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The congregation, comprised of both mourners and well-wishers, bore witness to a remarkable spectacle that defied convention.

Netizens react to moving video

Prophet Eric Wonders

Romans 8:28: We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

Terryann Nyambura K

Handled with too many emotions reality thrown out of the window. Unnecessary covenants!

Sue Gathogo

This is bad.. putting yourself into a spiritual bondage just because a situation happened is really critical..she will never marry again. She would have let go though it's very very hard

Sweetvee Virgi

Marriage is a covenant. Now he is making a covenant with the dead, its not wise .

Stephen Magomere

,if you text her 5times and she doesn't reply what would do you so,It is better i keep quiet and pray to God

Pretty Ghanaian lady dies two weeks after getting married

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported on the sad story of a lady who died two weeks after getting married.

The lady was said to be returning to work when the bus she was onboard got involved in an accident.

Source: TUKO.co.ke

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