Otieno became widely known after he bought a Porsche for Sh18 million, paid a bride price
of Sh15 million and later held a lavish wedding in Nairobi in 2015.
It was a way for a young man to gain wealth for his father, who, in turn, paid bride price
for him to acquire wives.
Previously, the main purpose of puk had been as a bride price
for a posthumous wife (ibid:.
Subsequent chapters investigate the role of women in the Iranian Revolution, the constitutional status of women, and the impact of policies on women in areas such as bride price
, contraception, divorce, child custody, inheritance, and mandatory wearing of the hijab.
Forced marriages is something that women still experience, usually including malobolo or a bride price
The First Wife's didactic nature acknowledges that the reader may not know the nuances of bride price
, polygamy, and other specific cultural practices and explains them without being too disruptive to the reader's experience, and the reader leaves with a deeper understanding of one woman's experiences after living in two different marriage models.
is a sum, either in cash or kind, used to purchase a bride for her labour and fertility.
In South Sudan, young girls between the ages of 16 to 17 are often forced to get married by parents who receive bride price
Just over one in three African girls marry before the age of 18, most commonly in poor, rural families which often receive a bride price
or dowry in exchange for their daughter.
AU800) (2) and declared a ban on using cash in bride price
Originally the husband paid a bride price
to the wife's father, but eventually a dowry system developed, with payments from the wife's family to the husband's family.
There also have been reports that they were forced to marry fighters who paid a nominal bride price
equivalent to $12.