Kenyan to Chelsea: Marry Me, Get Free Livestock

Man renews dowry offer first made in 2000
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2009 11:15 AM CDT
Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, right, look on during a ceremonial swearing-in for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – Hoping for Chelsea Clinton’s hand in marriage, a Kenyan man offered a dowry of 40 goats and 20 cows in 2000. Now, he's renewing the offer and America's top diplomat mom has gotten involved: “She's very independent," responded Hillary Clinton, asked about the offer, at a Nairobi town hall meeting. "So I will convey this very kind offer." Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor notes that he already has a wife, but she “has no problem with this.”

Chepkurgor says of Chelsea: "Of course I have never met her, but I like her family and how they stick together. I've waited for a long time. I'm still waiting to meet her and express my love for her."