mother disappears with her daughter’s bride price[read full gist]

Drama recently erupted at an introductory rite in Garsen community after the bride’s mother made away with the bride price paid by her in-laws. The bride’s mother, Anne Maweni, reportedly feared her kinsmen would short-change her and left the ceremony with the dowry amounting to Sh170,000 (N650,000). The ceremony was underway in Tana River County, Kenya, when family members noticed Maweni, the bride’s mother, was no longer present. “During the ceremony, she is the one who served the guests and elders food but did not join them on the table. Nobody knew what time she left,” said Maweni’s sister Veronica Meilu
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