Residents of Wanjengi village in Kiharu constituency of Murang’a County were yesterday treated to a rare event of a traditional dowry payment also known as Ngurario or Gutinia Kiande that is the symbolic of a kikuyu traditional wedding.
The couple cuts one leg amongst the chosen seven pieces of burnt meat, and the wife feeds the man with several pieces.
They scramble for the man as some comb his hair, others shine his shoes, others trying to feed him with porridge but all in vain. The man, Mr. Thumbi only agrees to drink porridge from his wife’s calabash and rejects the others.
By WAMBUI MWANGI – MURANG’A – 0723102225