Shock as Kenyan bride is kidnapped on her wedding eve
Accompanying her were one of her bridesmaids, two flower girls and the best man who was driving the car.
Eunice Kathure and her entourage were attacked by robbers on Friday December 15, while on their way to the best man’s home on the eve of her wedding.
Upon arrival at their destination, the best man noticed that there was something wrong as the watchman took longer than usual to open the gate.
Coming to the realization that they were walking into a trap, the best man fled and left the rest of the group in the car with the engine running.
The robbers realizing that they had been compromised, emerged from the house and took captive of the remaining four victims before the bridesmaid was able to escape after a brief altercation.
The two robbers then drove off with Kathure and the two flower girls. The bride pleaded with the robbers to release the two girls; pleas that they complied with.
After dropping off the girls, they sped off with the bride.
The bride tried convincing them to let her go, telling them that she was set to be married the next day but her pleas fell on deaf ears.
"They threatened that my wedding was not going to happen but after I started crying, they re-assured me that they would not do anything to me and that I would still have my wedding," she said.
The robbers went on to loot the valuables in the car including the bride’s phone and wedding gifts before eventually returning the car keys to Kathure and letting her go.
Despite the unfortunate event, Eunice still went on with her wedding as planned – sentiments that were echoed by her now husband, Bernard Kiarie.
“The wedding was always going to happen because the thieves were not targeting us anyway. We love each other and we want to enjoy our wedding day,” she was quoted by Citizen TV.
Eunice and Bernard got married on Saturday December 16 in Limuru.
The robbers have not yet been found as investigations are underway.
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