Kenyans are not convinced that comedian Eric Omondi wed Carol Kamweru after a video emerged of the couple exchanging vows on Tuesday at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.
Sceptic fans questioned why there was no clergyman at the ceremony, neither did the couple sign any documents. Eric Omondi did not have a ring on his hand either.
Carol Kamweru had earlier been announced the winner of Eric Omondi’s reality show Wife Material. The wedding, therefore, looked like the continuation of the show and many people branded it a publicity stunt.
However, Eric Omondi insisted that the ceremony was legit and was only open to close family and friends. He also admitted that the public has been sceptical about the intention of the reality show.
Reassuring his fans he was serious about getting a life partner from the show, Eric said he had even taken Carol to his mother, who blessed them.
“My mum was at the wedding and even before the wedding day, I took my wife to her, where she spent two days getting some wisdom from her,” he said.
Eric also told off haters, saying he is sure people will not believe he is indeed married.
“Tutazaa tu wakisema ni kiki, but this is the wife Kenyans chose for me and I realised she has all the qualities I have been looking for in a woman for a wife.”
When asked to comment about celebrities who are using stunts to promote their projects, Eric said a stunt is also a form of entertainment.
“Stunts are good so long as you are using the right one. Do not use a weird stunt. Like artistes should stop posting a wedding dress before releasing a song, it has been overdone.”
He explained that Kiki is a form of advertisement and promotion to get attention from the public before you release a product or a project.