Reactions to State House’s Laban Cliff holding wedding fundraiser

Laban Cliff [Photo: Courtesy]

Former NTV news anchor Laban Cliff has left Kenyans talking after he invited friends and well-wisher to a wedding fundraiser scheduled for Sunday.

Cliff, who now works as Deputy Director of Communications at the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU), shared an e-invite on social media asking Kenyans to attend the event that will be hosted at a house in Westlands.

“The L and L friends and family are pleased to invite you for an LnL shower and fun day on 11th November 2018, at 2 pm. Kindly consider to carry a gift (Kshs) to bless LnL,” read the invite card.

Laban and his long-time girlfriend Laura Damaris officially started their wedding journey after he proposed in a splendid, surprise move at an airport in Kigali, Rwanda, early this year.

The invite [Photo: Courtesy]

The invite, however, has left Kenyans split.

Social media users debated whether couples should hold fundraisers to realize their dream wedding or just bite what they can chew.

“A fundraising for a wedding is the ******** thing a man can ever do. If you can't afford to hold a wedding, don't do it, just get married. Holding a fundraiser for a wedding ni botheration tu. Especially when you can be married with or without a wedding. Why do you stress people and yourselves with costs and bills you can't handle?” Noted one netizen.

Not all were against it, however.

“People have given up on families here...Weddings are celebrations just like birth and death....it's a special thing to witness a new family... We complain today about moral decadence and family disintegration... and forget that it's us who have left it to whom it may concern... When we contribute, it’s not only financial support but a show of how much we value families and giving courage to others,” responded another.

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