‘Oxford law student’ offers Obama herd of cows, sheep and goats to marry daughter

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By Judge John Hack on

Kenyan-based young lawyer reckons 16-year-old Malia will fancy rediscovering her African roots — and he’s prepared to pay the going rate


The leader of the free world and the planet’s remaining military superpower is today weighing up a contractual offer from a fellow lawyer — involving a herd farm animals — for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

Kenyan lawyer Felix Kiprono Matagei (pictured below) — who claims to be doing a master’s degree in law at Oxford — has told local media he is prepared to stump up 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats to US President Barack Obama if the big man will green light a proposal to his 16-year-old daughter Malia.


According to newspaper The Nairobian, Kiprono has is keen to meet Barak, who graduated from Harvard law school before doing a four-year stint as an associate at Chicago litigation law firm Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland.

Kiprono, who fails to list details of his legal practice either on Facebook or LinkedIn, told The Nairobian:

I got interested in her [Malia] in 2008 [er, when she was nine]. As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her.

I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price.

The US president is himself half Kenyan — his father was a prominent Nairobi-based economist — which has encouraged Kiprono to believe that Malia will be keen to discover her African roots.

Indeed, if tempted, Malia has a treat awaiting when the proposal is actually made.

I will not resort to the cliché of popping champagne, Kiprono told the newspaper. Instead, I will surprise her with mursik, the traditional Kalenjin sour milk. As an indication that she is my queen, I will tie sinendet, which is a sacred plant, around her head.

The reaction to that gesture by US Secret Service agents — bodyguards for the first family and renowned for their finely tuned sense of humour — should keep the young lawyer on his toes.

Oxford University was unable to trace a record of Kiprono’s studies as Legal Cheek went to press with this article.