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Man Offers 40 Goats And 20 Cows For Chelsea Clinton's Hand In Marriage, Hillary Calls It "Very Kind" (VIDEO)

First Posted: 09/06/2009 5:12 am Updated: 05/25/2011 1:45 pm

*Scroll down for video of the man who made the offer*

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A Kenyan man's offer of 40 goats and 20 cows for Chelsea Clinton's hand in marriage may still be on the table - and Hillary Rodham Clinton has promised to convey the "very kind offer" to her daughter.

To laughter at a town hall meeting Thursday in Kenya, CNN's Fareed Zakaria asked the U.S. Secretary of State if the Clintons had made a decision on the dowry offer. In 2000, a Kenyan man wrote to then-president Bill Clinton offering the animals in accordance with African tradition.

After a pause, Clinton said, "My daughter is her own person, very independent, so I will convey this very kind offer."

Clinton has denied rumors that her daughter, 29, is planning to get married this summer.

WATCH (Fareed Zakaria asks Secretary Clinton about the dowry at 0:35):

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