Njugush: I Struggled To Propose To My Wife Because I Was Broke. Our Wedding Was Very Cheap

The comedian, Njugush, and Celestine first crossed paths at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) during their time as students. Their love story eventually led them down the aisle, as they tied the knot on December 16, 2016. Their wedding ceremony took place in the enchanting setting of Evergreen Gardens in Muthaiga, Nairobi.

The wedding was graced by a notable lineup of guests, including Abel Mutua, a close friend of Njugush and a renowned TV producer and director, who served as the best man. Judy, Njugush’s wife, took on the role of the maid of honor, while former Tahidi High actress Jackie Matubia joined the bridal team.

During an interview on Dr. Ofweneke’s Tonight show on TV47, Njugush candidly shared his experiences leading up to the wedding. He confessed that proposing to Wakavinye was a challenging endeavor, primarily due to his financial instability at the time.

Njugush reminisced, “Proposing was quite a challenge. She used to send me ideas on how to propose.” One of the seemingly “simple” ideas he received involved organizing a picnic near a scenic water body, such as Lake Naivasha. However, this required renting a car and arranging for a meal, all of which demanded financial resources that he lacked.

The comedian disclosed that the only thing he managed to purchase was the engagement ring, opting for a more affordable option. “I went to a store on Luthuli Street where they sell rings and engrave words on them,” Njugush revealed, sharing a secret he had never divulged to his wife. He advised those on a budget not to focus on diamond and gold rings but to consider inexpensive yet elegant alternatives.

In addition, Njugush disclosed that his wedding costs amounted to less than Ksh400,000. He noted that the church alone required Ksh50,000, and they provided tents, seating, and sound equipment. The couple exchanged their vows at PCEA Evergreen in Runda.

Njugush and Wakavinye’s journey from being fellow students to happily married partners is a testament to their enduring love and understanding, as they navigated the challenges that came their way.