Kenyan gay writer set to marry his Nigerian partner in South Africa

Kenyan gay writer, Binyaranga Wainaina, took to his Facebook page on Wednesday, to reveal his engagement to his boyfriend, saying he will be getting married in South Africa next year.

“I knelt down and asked my love for his hand in marriage two weeks ago. He said YES. We will be married in South Africa early next year. I am beside myself with excitement that he has agreed to spend the rest of his life with me”, Wainaina said.

In another post, Wainaina disclosed that his husband-to-be, is a Nigerian whom he has been dating on and off since 2012. He described him as ‘gentle’ with the ‘most gorgeous heart’

His words: “I asked my love for his hand in marriage two weeks ago. He said yes, nearly immediately. He is Nigerian. We will be living in South Africa, where he will be studying next year. We will get married there, early next year. We will have a reception for Kenyans in Nairobi some time next year too. Nothing has surprised me more than coming to love this person, who is gentle and has the most gorgeous heart. I consider myself hugely lucky that he loves me and I have only recently fallen in love with him, but we have known each other and have been dating on and off since 2012”

The author, who won the prestigious Caine prize for Africa writing, shocked the world when he revealed his sexuality in 2014.

Same-sex marriage is not prohibited in South Africa.


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