By Julius Musungu and Kiptanui Rutto
The phrase, ‘age is just but a number’ has been used to justify situations, but to this of a young Busia man in his early 20s tying a note with a 63-year-old visiting Cuban Doctor Manuela has elicited mixed reaction and bewilderment online.
It is said that the short private ceremony was held at an undisclosed location in Kenya but leaked photographs surface the social media.
Multiple sources on the ground that KitengelaBiznet managed to get hold of online said that the two love birds met in August 2019 at the Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital. Their love brewed before they decided to make it official.
But just what could have made such a young man fall in love with someone old enough to be his grandmother? Psychologist Zack Omoro had these four reasons:
He is young and with unresolved mama issues
The young man could probably be needy of parental care or is clinging onto the parental care that has been offered to him by his mother; therefore, he is spoilt and still wants more of motherly care.
It is not unusual to find young men and young ladies bending over themselves in a bid to be with a white man or woman. This is common among young men and women, regardless of whether the white folk are the age of your grandparents many young people will do anything to be in a relationship with a white person.
Allure of wealth
The Cuban doctors are well paid earning close to KSh1 million a month, this seems to be a good opportunity to live the good life without breaking a sweat. What an opportunity!
Western Kenya is known for quality sugar and Luhya men are known for their prowess in the bedroom affairs. Maybe, a taste of the sugarcane seemed to have blown off the head of the Cuban doctor to a point of no return. I mean, where do you get twenty three, strong, black, Obusuma loving Luhya man ready to settle down?
However, in other nations, especially the developed ones, there is no issue with that. Here are some of the re-known people who have married older women.
French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte with 24 years age gap first met in high school. Emmanuel was 15 years old high school student and Brigitte was a drama teacher. A fact is that Brigitte has a son who is two years older than Emmanuel.
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson who have 23 years age gap married in June 2012. The Fifty Shades of Grey director and Avengers star have faced plenty of scrutiny and intrusive questions about their relationship. Sam simply says it works better than his last marriage and has lasted longer than a lot of his friends’ marriages.