Hip hip Hooray! Caloo-Caley! The most perfect ever wedding day.
The blessing from the Samburu elders, led by Mzee Lekalaile:
May you be hidden from your enemies like stars in the daylight – N’gai!
May we find time to sit and chat like owls in the wet season – N’gai!
May you be blessed with fat cattle, children and rain – N’gai!
And find many blessings on the path ahead – N’gai!
May N’gai take care of you and hide you in his armpit – N’gai!
And also in his stomach – N’gai!
May you slip thro’ the claws of danger and find shelter in the hole of a bead – N’gai!
Walk when the sun rises – N’gai!
Live as long and wisely as a bull elephant – N’gai!
Be brave, courageous and famous for your deeds – N’gai!
As outstanding as Ngai’s mountains, Oldonyo Nyiro, Sapache, Mt Kenya – N’gai!
May your life resemble the doum palm leaf, blessed with diversity – N’gai!
May you be the last in to shut the gate with heavy gardinia wood – N’gai!
May N’gai bless you and give you success in life – Atejo N’gai aya! Ashe Oleng!
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