While most Kenyans followed keenly the star-studded wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that happened thousands of miles away on their screens at home, some paid one million to watch it at a five star hotel.
Joseph and Lilian Muchemi were among the Kenyan guests who paid Sh1 million to witness the grand occasion on big screen at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club on Saturday. For the couple looking forward to their wedding, it was money well-spent.
The two enjoyed a four-course banquet on Saturday and flew yesterday morning to Mount Kenya by helicopter for breakfast.
“We are getting married soon and came here to get inspiration on wedding ideas. The event has been very enjoyable and the money was well worth it,” they said. And they were not the only grand witnesses of the wedding taking place many miles away.
The guest list included the Standard Group acting CEO Orlando Lyomu together with his wife Pauline, Laikipia Woman Representative Kate Waruguru, Suzie Beauty founder Suzie Wokabi, Pinky Ghelani, socialite Vera Sidika, and actress Naomi Ng’ang’a.
The guests enjoyed an English brunch, a romantic night for two inclusive of dinner, champagne at the Windsor suite and breakfast, as well as a meal prepared by English Chef James Dennis from Soames Hotel, Nanyuki.
“This is different from any other event I have ever done, and of course there was a lot of pressure involved. I came up with the menu by incorporating my English background and doing some research here and there. The meal was mostly a labor of love for me,” said Dennis.