A Kenyan couple who were set to be married were forced to call off their engagement, and plans for a wedding after they realized they were brother and sister.
The lovebirds, according to Kameme TV had gone to visit the man’s parents to announce their plans of settling down together.
It was during the visit that they were told that the bridegroom’s father had sired a daughter in his first marriage.
The daughter in question was the bride-to-be.
The two told the local station that they met in the streets; with the young man saying he met the apple of his eye while hawking shoes.
A business relationship soon turned into a wild rabbit hole of love, with the two ultimately deciding to settle down.
Unfortunately, their relationship was short-lived with their families advising them to call off their union immediately.
The bride-to-be who was devastated by the twist in their tale says she has been unable to date fearing her next will turn out to be her family.
Kikuyu Elders who were consulted over the matter said marriages between siblings are taboo.
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If the couple was already married, they would have had to undergo a cleansing to ward off evil or a possible calamity.
They advised couples planning to walk down the aisle to first consult their families or do their research before taking the relationship to the next level.
Further, they have asked parents to make sure that families meet during functions to avoid similar cases.