It is the joy of every parent to see their son or daughter successfully set down to marry and sire children. After all, God had commanded us to fill the earth!
However, marrying the daughter of a whole Deputy President (who has a higher probability of becoming the next President) is not an easy task. That is why I decided to delve into the little-known life of Dr Alexander Ezenagu, the man who is set to marry June Ruto, the 25 year old daughter of Kenya’s Deputy President.
On Saturday, there was a flurry of activity at DP William Ruto’s home in Karen. In Kalenjin, the community from which the DP hails from, the engagement ceremony is called ‘Koito’, in which the families of the bride and bridegroom get to know each other and discuss the bride price.
Dr Ezenagu came with his parents, uncles, grandparents and representatives of his clan to the official ceremony graced by Soy MP Caleb Kositany, a close associate of the Second in Command.
According to the source, Dr Alexander Ezenagu is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar. Specializing in international tax laws and commercial law advisory, Ezenagu is best known in the corporate world as an international tax expert.
He is a widely educated person with different degrees from University of Ibadan, Cambridge University and also McGill University, where he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in International Tax Law.
He has so far published many academic works in reputed journals such as the Financial Times, Tax Notes international, Quartz and many others.
Indeed, the Deputy President is ‘lucky’ to have obtained such a brilliant son-in-law. His daughter, June Ruto, contrasts sharply with her husband to be as she is a top-notch diplomat, currently working in Poland as a Charge D’Affaires.
As much as the Deputy President has the right to allow his daughter to marry anyone she wishes, there have been mixed reactions from Kenyans about the engagement.
Since DP Ruto considers himself a ‘hustler’, why didn’t he marry his daughter to a hustler? Is it betrayal for a man who wants to empower Kenyan hustlers to give his daughter to a 'dynasty' foreigner?
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