Question: Is there a bride price in Kenya?

The Kenyan constitution outlaws the obligation to pay a bride price but it is widely understood that it will be paid. Pastoral communities insist that it is paid in cattle and it has been cited as a cause of cattle rustling, whereas families in other communities will accept cash.

What is a bride price in Kenya?

In Kenya, the dowry is often the equivalent of five years of the grooms expectable income, usually payable in postmarital installments of livestock, bicycles and money.

Is bride price a real thing?

Bride Price is when the family of the groom pay their future in-laws at the start of their marriage. The payment can be made up of money, presents, or a mixture of both. Its sometimes paid in one go, but instalments arent uncommon. Its also practised widely in Thailand, China, and Papua New Guinea.

Write us

Find us at the office

Fote- Adderley street no. 57, 92106 Prague, Czech Republic

Give us a ring

Ikia Sic
+22 849 242 866
Mon - Fri, 8:00-15:00

Join us