By Claire Balungi
Bride price in many cultures is considered a token of appreciation paid by a man to the parents of his intended wife. This is the main requirement for traditional marriage.
Laban Sabiti, 29, a businessman and resident of Ruhija sub-county in Rubanda District is reported to have defaulted on the payment of bride price for the mother of his five children. Ms Prize Twikirize was taken away from Sabiti’s home by her father, Geofrey Kakona, who resides in Kanungu.
Geofrey reclaimed his daughter on the basis that Sabiti had not settled his daughter’s bride price amounting to Shs6m. Sabiti admits that he had not paid the bride price but that he was planning to clear it in December this year. He was in shock when his supposed father-in-law took his daughter away and left him stranded with five children, the eldest being 10 and the youngest, a 13-months old breastfeeding baby.
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