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Monday, 20 June 2016
Kajiado man walks out dowry talks after crazy demands
There was drama in Rongai, Kajiado after a young man walked out of dowry negotiations saying the family was robbing him.
John Kasee whose girlfriend is three months pregnant had visited the girl’s family to negotiate dowry in a bid to formalize his union after cohabiting with her for over a year.
However, what started as a beautiful ceremony soon turned chaotic.
“I wanted things the old-fashioned way. I didn’t want to ‘live in sin’, especially now that my girlfriend is three months pregnant. I wanted to pay dowry and officially settle down, but her people seem to have had plans to extort me,” said Kasee
The elders demands for the dowry proved too much for Kasee and his delegation to accept. Some of these demands include;
KShs 10,000 fee to facilitate the negotiations
Lengthy list of unreasonable demands
Claims that the daughter was well educated therefore requiring a cash price