Aug 10, 2009

Kenyan offers livestock dowry for Chelsea Clinton

Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor offered Bill Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows for the hand of Chelsea Clinton (pictured) in marriage.

The Kenyan man first offered the dowry nine years ago to then-President Bill Clinton in asking for the hand of his only child.

He renewed it Thursday after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about the proposal at a Nairobi town hall session.

CNN's Fareed Zakaria, the session's moderator, commented that given the economic crisis at hand, Chepkurgor's dowry was "not a bad offer."

However, Clinton said her daughter was her own person.

"She's very independent," she said. "So I will convey this very kind offer."