A 52-year-old Bungoma man has moved to court requesting his former parents-in-law be asked to refund his dowry including interest and other forms of relief following a divorce with their daughter. Photo: Courtesy Wilberforce Saenyi Murunga got married to Irine Mitekho Khaoya four years ago and expected their marriage to bloom, have a happy family and raise kids together.
According to African customs and traditions, every man has to pay a dowry if he wants to marry. The dowry he handed to the woman's family to whom he intends to get married. However, Mr. Wilberforce Saenyi Murunga surprised many when he moved to the court seeking a refund of his dowry.
The Kitale Court approved a 52-year-old Kitale man's request for a dowry refund from his in-laws, which was a huge victory for him. Mr Wilberforce Saenyi Murunga and his brother Fred Matumbayi then went to Kiungani, the Chief's office in Baraton, to pick up his goat and three cows from his in-laws.
Marriage is considered to be one of the most sacred things in Africa. This is because it helps to continue one's lineage and create more relationships. Currently, getting marriage might not be such a good idea especially if you have not known your partner for long.
A Man from Bungoma county Sues former In-Laws demanding them to refund the dowry after devorcing his wife yesterday. Wilberforce Saenyi Murunga was in marriage with Irine Mitekho Khaoya four years. He as other couples expected to have a long lasting relationship with his wife which led him to pay bride price as per Bukuru customary law.
Divorce top story that has found its way to the front page of Daily Nation. Mr Wilberforce Saenyi Murunga, 52, yesterday filed a divorce case at the Kitale law courts after leading an unhappy marriage after marrying Irene Mitekho Khaoya. Murunga is really upset as he claims that when he was in the United States he used to send Irene money.
Wilberforce Saenyi Murunga is in court demanding refund of dowry he paid as pride price four years ego. Wilberforce married Irine Mitekho Khaoya four years ago and expecting to lead a happily marriage as per the Bukusu customary law. Wilberforce is in demand of, KSh 50,000 cash, two cows and a she goat, gumboots and a hat that he paid as bride price to seal his marriage.
Having paid Ksh 50,000, three Ayrshire heifers, one cross Ayrshire bullock, one she goat, one pair of gumboots and a hat as a bride price , Mr. Saenyi Murunga demands return of his bride price. It is a normal expectation to everyone while getting into a marriage life to have a happy and prosperous marriage.