A father in-law from a village in Tana River County got his in-laws with a surprise following his preferred amount for his daughter’s bride price.
Details have emerged that a 63 years old man Hussein Maro has demanded a total of Kenya Shillings 7 only from his in-laws as a bride price for his daughter’s hand-in marriage.
Mzee Hussein Maro is said to have been offered millions of shillings for his daughter’s hand-in marriage which he rejected and only accepted and received Ksh. 7 instead.
Maro expressed his excitement for having his daughter getting married to a good family and requested his fellow elders to be brief in-order to speed up the negotiation process.
“My fellow elders. I am so excited to have my daughter get married into a good family.
“Therefore, as my daughter and I agreed. We shall take seven shillings only,” Maro said.
Mzee Mario alleged that they had settled for seven shillings only with her daughter for her bride price.
The groom’s family were surprised by Mario’s move to request for such a small amount of money for a bride price however, they accepted his request and proceeded to raise the amount.
After receiving Ksh.7, Hussein Maro went ahead and blessed the union between his daughter and her husband to be and allowed them to perform their wedding ceremony.
This comes even after the bride had reportedly requested her husband to be and his family members to organize for her father a huge bride price.
“You know we are used to a tradition where in-laws demand a lot of money especially because they have invested in their children.
Mr. Maro left his in-laws and her daughter astonished after he instead asked for a few coins in exchange for her daughter.
“However, this was totally different and makes one to question whether it is witchcraft,” Joseph Jarha stated.