The 23-year-old Kenyan bride, Nelly Chepkoech, who was alleged to have backed out of her wedding few hours to the ceremony has spoken up.
TORI reported that Nelly and Amos were supposed to tie the knot on Saturday, 9 December, 2023, at Kapsoyo AGC Church in Bomet county.
However, the wedding plans were halted hours before the ceremony, leading to speculations and confusion among those involved.
According to Pastor Clement Chalulot of Kapsoyo AGC Church, who was set to preside over the ceremony, the unexpected turn of events occurred when Nelly expressed reluctance to proceed with the wedding, citing a need for more time to decide on formalising their marriage.
"The communication from the presiding reverend that the bride had changed her mind halted everything and brought the entire plans to a halt,” explained Pastor Chalulot.
Addressing the press on Sunday, Nelly, who has gone viral as the runaway bride, denied canceling the wedding and claimed that the presiding reverend had informed them about delays in obtaining crucial documents.
She emphasised that she was eagerly anticipating her wedding and accused the reverend of suggesting a postponement.
"I am 23 years old. It was supposed to be my wedding today, but yesterday we were told the wedding could not go on as there were delays in some letters. We were waiting for the day like never before. I am at home with my parents and other people,” said Nelly.
She urged the public to refrain from casting judgment without knowing the full story.
Nelly clarified that the wedding was not cancelled but postponed, allowing her time to address some matters with the groom, Amos.
"I have not run away. Everyone was in tears, but some people are hurt. We were told the wedding had been postponed. We had planned the wedding since March this year. The reverend said we wait for the day. I am ready for the day that will be set,” she added.