Couple Who Were Injured In An Accident 4 Days To Their Wedding Say 'I Do' In The Hospital

Published 4 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
at 20-12-2015 03:13AM (4 years ago)

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No, she's not dead...just seriously injured. Miriam Gakenia,31, and her fiance James Mwangi, 27, had gone to buy wedding items but were injured in a road accident at Kiangwachi area along Nyeri-Nairobi highway on Tuesday, December 15. Their wedding was to take place at Dominion Towers Deliverance Church yesterday, Saturday December 19.

Gakenia suffered a right hip joint injury and a broken right arm while Mwangi's right hand was injured. He had been treated and discharged but she could neither sit nor stand. The couple exchanged their vows at Outspan hospital today, with nurses as her bridesmaids.

     "The wedding had to go on. We had prepared for six months. The devil was not going to get in the way. She would have become my wife even if she had lost her legs," Mwangi explained.

Gakenia said from her hospital bed: "I informed my doctor of the wedding and told him we were not ready to postpone it."
 
She said the hospital agreed to hold the wedding on its grounds. Nurses and matron Jane Wamucii escorted her to the location on her bed.
 
Gakenia and Mwangi had difficulties putting on their wedding rings as their hands were in casts but they exchanged their vows in what Reverend Stephen Mungai described as "a first in Nyeri".
 
It was also difficult for them to sign their marriage certificate and to share their wedding cake, but these paled in comparison to the exchange of vows at the emotional ceremony.
     "I have never conducted such a wedding. It shows far love can go. It is a lesson in sticking with your vision regardless of hurdles, and eventually reaching your destination," the reverend said.

The couple did not have a photo shoot after the wedding but was taken to a private room at the hospital where Mwangi sat by Gakenia's bed for hours.
Gakenia, a system administrator at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, will remain at the hospital for six weeks.



proly at 20-12-2015 04:58AM (4 years ago)
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Devil at work. ...all tnx to GOD.....
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XTnote at 20-12-2015 05:14AM (4 years ago)
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Real love
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Novic at 20-12-2015 06:06AM (4 years ago)
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Lolss.. gud you guys put devil at shame. Congrat.
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kp45 at 20-12-2015 07:35AM (4 years ago)
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The devil gat no place to hide in your dwelling place.
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emma4love3 at 20-12-2015 08:15AM (4 years ago)
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a good one....
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omoboriowo96 at 20-12-2015 11:00AM (4 years ago)
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True love,May Almighty God bless your marriage
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gogoman at 20-12-2015 11:12AM (4 years ago)
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till death do us part abi
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Oworen25 at 20-12-2015 11:25AM (4 years ago)
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What God has joined together no man can in this world put his dirty hands, congratulations to you and I pray that you get well soon.
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botlex at 20-12-2015 11:31AM (4 years ago)
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I love this! This shows love and a shame to the devil. I wish u guys HML
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ngfineface at 21-12-2015 08:29AM (4 years ago)
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In all things, the will of God must surely be done. The devil is a liar. Always out to kill and destroy so I can imagine his shame after loosing the battle on this couple. Congrats and may Almighty father heal both of you, protect you from evil and bless your marriage. Amen
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diezo at 21-12-2015 02:41PM (4 years ago)
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THUS SAYET THE LORD UR GOD HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORD STILL REMAINS MAY HIS CONTINUED TO BE FULFILLED IN UR LIVES IJN AMEN!!! يراقب الله !!!
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okatee at 24-12-2015 10:52AM (4 years ago)
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woa, tnk God fr deir lives
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moralemike07 at 5-01-2016 07:04AM (4 years ago)
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No one can stop them. I love this, congratulations.
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