A man in Kitui county quickly gave away her daughter to be married off to a suitor without asking for dowry citing the long period of singleness her daughter has had.
The father from Mbusyani constituency was concerned that her daughter’s years were running by without finding a life partner. When a suitor made his intention known to the father, the father instantly agreed.
“Nina furaha tele kama utaolewa. Umeishi hapa kwa muda mrefu. Nina furaha sana hata sihitaji mahari kutoka kwa mume wako,” mzee alisema.
“I shall be so excited when you get married, you have stayed here for too long. I am so happy I don’t even need dowry from your husband,” the man exclaimed.
However, the neighbours were not happy with the father’s decision and criticized him harshly for the choice he made.
Mzee, kwa nini unafanya uamuzi mbaya kama huu. Watu hufurahi sana kupata mahari ya binti zao na unamuoza wako bure,” mzee mmoja alimwambia.
“Why are you making such a bad choice. People are normally happy receiving dowry and you are just giving away your daughter freely,” One neighbor told him.