Man Disappointed after He and Family Were Asked to Cook at His In-Laws House Where They Went to Pay Dowry

Man Disappointed after He and Family Were Asked to Cook at His In-Laws House Where They Went to Pay Dowry

  • A man said he and his family were left disappointed when they were asked to cook after arrival at their in-laws' home in Ukambani, Kenya
  • Nahashon and his kin had travelled from Muran'ga to Ukambani for the dowry ceremony only to be told they had to cook
  • This is because of a long-standing culture in Ukambani where the suitor's family cooks after visiting the bride-to-be's home for the dowry ceremony

A man has narrated how he and his family were left in utter bewilderment after they were asked to cook food for the dowry ceremony that they had attended.

Nahashon and his family travelled all the way from Murang'a to Makueni for the dowry event of his uncle but upon arrival, they were told they had to cook for themselves and other guests as is the culture among the Akamba.

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Nahashon, cook at in-law's place, Akamba people, Ukambani, Kenya, dowry
The man was disappointed to cook for the in-laws in Makueni. Photo: Nahashon.
Source: UGC

Speaking to a trusted Kenyan news media Tuko, the man said they had with them some items that the in-laws had asked of them and though they had been told they were the ones to cook the meals, they thought it was a joke.

"After arriving in Makueni, we were immediately asked to start cooking for the event. We had to be shown where the firewood and the kitchen are, and we started cooking to our disappointment," he said.

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Ukambani culture

Nahashon said the in-laws only provided cooking pots and they all started cooking though they were guests.

They would later learn that this was a long-standing culture among the Akambas where the family of the suitor cooks after arrival at the bride-to-be's home.

"I have never seen this before but we ate together after we finished cooking and the ceremony was successful," he said.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a Nigerian family bride price list had caused a stir on the net.

The demands on the list have made many astounded. Although it is dubbed "short bride price list," the contents are not short at all.

It has a long list of items the suitor will have to path with, including the huge sum of N2.1m which has to be paid in cash.

According to the list shared on Twitter by @its_yorubaboy, the man will provide the following:

"3 bags of rice (foreign), 3bags of beans, 100 tubers of yam, 15 packs of Biggi Cola, 15 packs of Biggi Tamarid, 4 gallons of red oil, 10 bags of onion, and cash sum of N2, 100,000."


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