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BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,19TH JULY 2019-Local investor and entrepreneur Manu Chandaria and the love of his life Aruna Chandaria have renewed their vows at the Attorney General’s Chambers in Nairobi.
90 years old Chandaria was traditionally married to Aruna, 85, for 64 years, but took the bold step to formalise their union in a civil ceremony.The two who are at an advanced age exchanged vows, much to the delight of those in attendance.
WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that Manu’s elder brother married Aruna’s elder sister and as the two families did business together, Manu warmed up to Aruna.Manu was born in Nairobi and Aruna in Thika, the two were separated when they returned to India during World War II.However as fate would have it, they met again in Kenya in 1952 and rekindled their love.
In Kenya, a Civil Marriage by notice costs Sh3,900 while a Civil Marriage by Special License costs Sh9,700.The Marriage Act, 2014 recognizes Five (5) systems of marriage, namely: Civil, Christian, Customary, Hindu and Islamic marriages.