Malia Obama
President Barack Obama and his oldest daughter Malia return to the White House on August 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. A lawyer from Nairobi claims he has not dated anyone since he set his eyes on Malia Obama in 2008.Getty Images

Since he set his eyes on US President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, a Kenyan lawyer has been hoping it would turn out to be a match made in heaven.

Now Felix Kiprono, 24, a lawyer from Nairobi, is willing to offer whatever it takes to win over 16-year-old Malia –cows and goats included.

Felix Kiprono
Kenyan lawyer Felix Kiprono is seen outside the Supreme Court of Kenya on May 28, 2015 in Nairobi. Twenty-four-year-old Nairobi-based lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is offering 150 heads of cattle as a dowry for US President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia.Getty Images

Kiprono has offered 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in return for Malia's hand in marriage –an offer that would roughly be equivalent to some $90,000 (£58,820).

"People might say I am after the family's money, which is not the case. My love is real," insists Kiprono, reported CNN News.

"I got interested in her in 2008. 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."

Kiprono is in the process of drafting a letter to be sent to Malia's parents, which he plans to submit to the US Embassy.

"Ours will be a simple life. I will teach Malia how to milk a cow, cook ugali (a starchy dish) and prepare mursik (a sour milk) like any other Kalenjin woman."

Social media celebrated Kiprono's fearlessness, with some doubts.