President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the youths to marry early in life especially after finding their soulmate.
While revealing he started his marital journey much earlier in his life, the president said once young people are done with their education and happen to meet the right partner, they should not hesitate to tie the knot and grow with their lovers.
Speaking on Monday, December 7, at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of Kenya Ni Mimi Youth Campaign, the head of state said marrying young had various benefits such as having your children early enough and raising them and also gives the couple ample time to love and understand each other.
He said the young lovers should not shy of starting from humble beginnings and growing beside each other.
“Focus on completing education. After that when you are ready to find someone, start your journey early. That way you can understand one another, have children early and you are able to see your children through education,” the head state said.
He, however, stated everyone had their own time to find their partner and there was thus no need to rush things.
“If you find the right partner early, don’t let them go, if you do, someone else will take them. If you are blessed to get a soulmate early don’t delay, begin in that single room,” he said.
At the same time, the first in command also praised the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and said it had the best plans for the young people in the country.
“When we talk about inclusion, we are not just talking about politicians, we are talking about all Kenyans. We want to entrench in law policies to make sure youth are adequately catered for,” he said.
In a separate story, a month ago, Uhuru left Kenyans in stitches after he said he was looking for someone from the lakeside city to “cook” him ugali and “organise other things”.
Uhuru said he had talked to the former prime minister Raila Odinga about the same thing. The president, however, said the decision for him to get someone to make him comfortable whenever he visits Kisumu needed to be sanctioned by “mama” (his wife).