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Would you pay Sh1 million for a wife?

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Ms Rita Muchiri wants to get married. And like many women, she has set standards for the kind of man she hopes to settle down with.He should be tall, brown, financially stable, well-educated, and responsible.And although she would not mind walking down the aisle with a man who lacks one or two of the above, her main concern is the bride price.For a man to marry her, he should be ready to pay not less than Sh1 million worth of bride price to her parents.“Marriage is not just about a woman moving from her parents’ home to the groom’s place. It is more than that. He has to pay my bride price. But the amount differs from woman to woman depending on the family, her success in life, and most important, her level of education,” she told Money.The 25-year-old legal professional believes that an educated woman who is working and earning a decent income is worth more in terms of bride price because she is an investment to a man.“In my case, when I get married, I won’t just go to my man’s house and sit down. I will contribute and pay part of the bills. The Sh1 million is just for him to say ‘thanks’ to my parents,” she justifies.Ms Muchiri says about Sh1.2 million has been spent on her education, beginning from primary, secondary, and university. She is currently pursuing a masters’ degree in law and economy.“A woman is priceless. You cannot quantify her worth. But if she is educated, independent, and moneyed, it means that she is worth more when it comes to dowry...http://eastafricaradiousa.com/blog/?p=6246

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