Kenyan lady seeks help on social media after her father insisted on a 50 million shillings to be paid as her bride price.
A Kenyan lady seeks for advice on social media after her father insisted that her fiancée pays 50 million as her bride price.
The lady who is a 29-year-old business administration graduate revealed that she is currently dating a primary school dropout who is a farmer.
She said informed her father on her fiancee’s plans to get married, her father pegged her bride price for 50 million shillings and he is not ready to negotiate.
“Greetings Ssalongo Ssali
l am a girl aged 29. I have a degree in business administration. I have no serious job yet. My parents are local peasants but they painfully managed to pay all my school fees from nursery up to University.
After University, I immediately got a man who is now serious with plans to marry me. He’s a kind of hardworking man who stopped in primary 7 and dropped out of school. He then started a small farm. It’s still a young farm with only 500 birds and some few animals. I am currently helping him to grow the farm but he still lacks capital.
He however has a plan to visit my parents and do the introduction in order to legalize our marriage even before expanding the farm.
Recently i went home and told my father about the preparation to take my husband to visit them and find out the pride price my parents need.
My dad told me openly that he wants 50 Million Shillings from my husband as the bride price and he insisted! But to be honest, that money is too much for my husband. He can’t raise it because he has no parents to support him. They all died. He was raised by his poor uncle.
We have tried all means to convince my father to reduce on that amount but he has refused. Now I am confused.
Should i leave my poor man and look for a well off man who can raise this amount or I should ignore my father’s words and secretly continue with my marriage?
Kindly advise me.”