Nzoka & Wedding Preparations Progress

  • 1. Officiating pastor

    a) Bishop Simba

    May 19, 2023:

    Committee agreed to have FMK and TMK check on Bishop Simba for availability

    May 20,2023

    FMK called Bishop Simba, and Bishop has been discharged from hospital. Bishop will be checking his calendar and update us on availability

    May 27, 2023

    Joshua & Esther met Bishop Simba, and he agreed to be officiator on July 1, 2023. Requirements include

    • Ksh. 5,500 for marriage certificate,
    • Return transport for him and his wife
    • Any extra token will be voluntary and an appreciation
  • 2. Grooms

    May 18, 2023

    5 grooms contacted by JMM and consent acquired for creating a common WhatsApp group. All consent confirmed on May 19, 2023

    May 20, 2023

    WhatsApp group for grooms created and, phase one of discussions initiated (introduction, consensus on dressing colors, and consensus on how best to make the clothes)

    May 22, 2023

    Designer (African Yuva) added to WhatsApp group. Group committed to link with tailor to have measurements and payments for clothing done by June 11, 2023 – to allow for next phase of discussions

  • 3. Maids

    May 18, 2023

    5 maids and 1 maid of honor contacted by Esther. WhatsApp group to be created on Monday May 22, 202

    May 19, 2023

    Esther shall be linking with Mama Miriam and Mama Edwine to coordinate the dressing for ladies and children by May 21, 2023

    May 23, 2023 to May 27, 2023

    Esther bought material on Tuesday and got in touch with tailor. The bridal team paid their deposits to the tailor and clothes preparation has begun

  • 4. Attorney general process

    May 29, 2023

    Joshua & Esther visited Kitui for registration notice. They were referred to Machakos as registration materials in Kitui were out of stock. They registered their intention to wed and a search of civil records initiated at a fee of Ksh. 600. They will be picking the marriage permit from Machakos Attorney General office on June 22, 2023

    June 2, 2023

    Joshua, Esther and Joel Mumo developed invitation cards to be sent out to respective churches as from June 4, 2023. Joel Mumo sent these to Mwingi via Kinatwa. FMK will pick and deliver respective cards for Katakani and Tseikuru Baptist church while Joshua/Esther will deliver for Word of Faith Mwingi and Mwingi Baptist Churchers

  • 5. Dowry payments (finalization)

    May 19, 2023

    TMK shall lead the planning for delivery of 2 cows and a donkey on June 30, 2023.

    FMK shall initiate contact with Mutinda Muti, who shall assist with transport logistics.

    Munyithya/Nyamai will accompany the dowry items

    May 27, 2023

    FMK and Mama Muithya visited Esther’s parents to discuss arrangements on wedding and muthoko. Esther’s dad requested for an additional cow and Joshua’s parents agreed (Koma family will actually be taking 5 cows/bulls).

    June 1, 2023

    Koma (Muithya’s grandfather) sold one bull as agreed to buy two cows

  • 6. Nzoka preparations

    May 19, 2023

    DMK shall initiate discussions with David Musila (Tseikuru chair) by May 21, 2023. Proposed date for first physical meeting of home committee meeting is June 3, 2023 that shall kickstart the process. David Musila & DMK shall lead the physical meetings

    TMK shall establish whether there is a place where Tseikuru relatives can freshen up

    May 29, 2023

    Relatives from Tseikuru formally invited to Kalimbui on June 3, 2023. Agenda is to discuss wedding preparations as Muithya’s kin

  • 7. Katakani communication

    May 19, 2023

    FMK tasked to update Esther’s parents on preparations by May 21, 2023. Later communications to Esther’s family shall be through the broader family chair (David Musila)

    May 27, 2023

    FMK and Mama Muithya visited Esther’s parents to discuss arrangements on wedding and muthoko. Esther’s dad requested for an additional cow and Joshua’s parents agreed (Koma family will actually be taking 5 cows/bulls).

  • 8. Friends/relatives WhatsApp group

    May 19, 2023

    DMK tasked with preparing guidelines on how admins can add friends/relatives to the common WhatsApp group by May 26, 2023.

  • 9. Service providers

    a) Tents

    May 19, 2023

    FMK shall contact Mutinda Muti by June 25, 2023 regarding tents

    b) Videography and photography

    May 19, 2023

    FMK assigned to lead liaison with James on photography/videography for the day by June 22, 2023

    May 26, 2023

    Esther and Muithya’s parents discussed photography/videography and agreed to have James as photographer/videographer for the day

    June 1, 2023

    FMK confirmed that James agreed to take photos/videos of the July 1 event

    Joshua and Esther engaged Joel Mumo as a friend to provide supplementary photography for the day

    c) Catering

    May 19, 2023

    Mama Muithya assigned to lead engagement of catering service providers by June 1, 2023

    d) Public address system

    May 19, 2023

    DMK assigned to lead engagement of Rev Titus Musenge regarding the public address system by May 25, 2023

  • 10. Joshua/Esther Checklist

    May 19, 2023

    Joshua & Esther were tasked to generate a checklist of all required items by May 25, 2023 and share with Komas. DMK shall be checking on them to ensure that they remain on track and on schedule.