Monday, 20 June 2016

Girl married off in Bungoma for chang'aa as dowry


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Bungoma man marries off daughter for 2 bottles of chang’aa daily
– Residents are shocked as Bungoma man marries off his daughter in exchange for local brew
– The standard seven pupil was married off by force by her father to the brew dealer
– The man will be drinking two bottles of chang’aa every day until the dowry is completed
Residents of Nasianda village in Bumula constituency, Bungoma County, are in shock after a man marrying off his daughter in exchange of local brew, chang’aa and busaa.
The man loves brew so much that he went and ejected the girl from class and took her to a chang’aa manufacturer in exchange for a daily drink as dowry.
The girl is a class seven pupil at Nabumali primary school.
Girl married off in Bungoma for chang'aa as dowry
Class of chang’aa

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According to the agreement between the brewer and girl’s father, the man will be sipping two bottles of chang’aa every day until the dowry is completed.
The girl will will now become the the wife of the chang’aa dealer as her father continues to reduce the dowry payment by drinking the illicit brew everyday.
Girl married off in Bungoma for chang'aa as dowry
Pupils in class.
The incident has angered area leaders including MP Boniface Otsiula, who has demanded that the man be arrested and charged.
Ostiula has requested the police to detain the brewer and ensure the girl goes back to school adding that such incidences will deteriorate education standards in the area.
Bumula has always lagged behind in education because of early pregnancies and high rate of school drop outs. The man should be taken to court to serve as an example to others who may have the same behaviour,” he said.
Girl married off in Bungoma for chang'aa as dowry
An administrator destroys busaa.
Area woman representative Reginald Wanyonyi also asked Bungoma county commissioner Joshua Chepchieng to take speedy action on the matter.
Education is the only key that can liberate the girl child from poverty and make her self reliance,” Wanyonyi said.
Girl married off in Bungoma for chang'aa as dowry
Traditional brewed alcoholic liquor being prepared.
She said that girls in Bungoma have been frustrated by such men who do not value education.
In 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave a directive for illicit brew to be destroyed in Central Kenya.

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