Ranneberger Weds His Kenyan Girlfriend
Former US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger is reported to have married his long time Kenyan girlfriend in a low key civil ceremony at the Attorney General’s office in Nairobi on Friday.
Sources said Ranneberger visited Sheria House in the company of his companion Ruth Konchellah on Friday mid morning and went through the procedure in the presence of witnesses before signing their marriage certificate. "They visited Sheria House on Friday morning and held a civil marriage ceremony before leaving for an undisclosed destination," said a source who watched the event.
The former US diplomat has publicly admitted being in love with Konchellah, a charity worker he met while an official duty in Trans Mara in the early days of his tenure. "While attending a womens rights event in a small village of Enoosen in Trans Mara, I was impressed by the way she talked on behalf of women. I took notice.
On a personal level, I have been fortunate to become a king to a certain lady, and she became a queen to me. That, to me, is a very fulfilling experience. I will keep everybody posted on that. I don’t want to say much about it at this point. It has been interesting. These things happen. Opportunities come by and one can only be grateful when these things happen that way,” Ranneberger is quoted in the media as saying in reference to his association with Konchellah.
Konchellah addressed guests who attended Ranneberger’s farewell party at his Muthaiga home on April 28. The two have been spotted in public together including having lunch at an Italian restaurant in the city centre and driving off in a sliver Subaru Imprezza. Konchellah confirmed to the Star in an interview earlier this year that she and Ranneberger were partners.
Source: The Star