“I Thought it Was Impossible” 87-Year-Old Mzee Falls in Love With Daughter’s Friend,30 Weds Her

Winnie Mwekali Ndung’u, a young woman, has portrayed her marriage to 92-year-old Ndung’u Karioki as a profound testament to genuine love. The couple, who exchanged vows in 2014 when Ndung’u Karioki was 87 and Winnie was 30, recently shared their heartwarming story in an interview with Afrimax.

Winnie recounted how she first encountered Karioki, expressing in her native language that he happened to be the father of one of her close friends. Their initial encounter took place at his daughter’s residence, where Winnie was visiting. She vividly remembered the moment Karioki entered the house and the immediate connection they felt. In her own words: “When I met this man, I was visiting the daughter of this man. He arrived later in the day and found me there. The moment our eyes met, I knew he was the one. We both felt the spark of love right then and there.”

Karioki, on the other hand, admitted to Afrimax that he had believed marrying Winnie was an impossible feat. Following the passing of his first wife, he had lived a solitary life for years until he encountered Winnie at his daughter’s home. Reflecting on his feelings for Winnie, he shared, “After my first wife passed away, I lived alone until I met this girl. She came with my daughter, and they were friends. When I realized I loved her, I doubted she felt the same because she seemed too young for me. I thought it was impossible, as I had approached others for marriage, only to be ignored due to my age.”

Despite Karioki’s initial doubts, Winnie’s parents supported their union, which eventually resulted in the birth of two children, a son and a daughter. The heartwarming tale of Winnie and Karioki’s unconventional love story has garnered attention on social media platforms, with netizens expressing admiration and support. Comments like “@margretamong2336’s sentiment of divine intervention and well-wishes for the couple to cherish each other, and @mabhanzi’s acknowledgment of genuine love amidst societal judgments, underscore the significance of their bond.

In essence, Winnie and Karioki’s marriage serves as a poignant reminder that love knows no boundaries of age or societal norms. Their enduring commitment to each other exemplifies the timeless power of love to transcend all obstacles and bring joy and fulfillment to those who embrace it.