A man in Nyeri abandoned a ruracio ceremony after the family of the girl he wanted to marry demanded an unreasonable amount of money.
According to the unverified source on Twitter, elders of the wife to be demanded that the gentleman cough out a whopping Ksh. 1,662,234 (We also have no idea why it was so specific) if he wanted to take the girl away.
Man in Nyeri abandons ruracio after the elders demanded for 1,662,324/= money spent in educating the lady who is a chef.
— Mjengo Specialist (@JoeKisii) January 30, 2020
The following are some responses from people on twitter
Others were simply left wondering where the young lady had pursued her degree considering the figures quoted.
This is not the first time a Kenyan man has walked away from divorce negotiations due to hard-headed and outright greedy demands by elders.
In 2018, a man from Embu walked out of a ceremony to after he wads forced to pay multiple fines for breaking traditions and dowry “protocol” which totalled to about Ksh. 120,000.
When interviewed, Mr. Mbogo said he was doubted some of the traditions and how they were seriously treated, adding he felt extorted by the elders.
He left in a huff, vowing never to set foot in that home of his would-be-in-laws.