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Boy child movement releases approved dowry rates for ladies

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The infamous Boy child Movement has sent a statement to all ‘news rooms’ stating the approved dowry rates for ladies, depending on their educational level.

In a signed statement, the secretary general to the movement Mr Oscar Kibet said that the move was aimed at outdoing unfair treatment and targeting of the boychild. “Due to unfair targetting and treatment of the boy child, it is now clear that he is facing extinction and is now an endangered¬† species (sic). We have now resolved and formulated the new dowry rates to ensure the protection of the boychild and also to ensure that anyone who is eaten does not come back (sic).”

The rates are as follows:

  1. University Graduate – Ksh150,000
  2. Still in University – Ksh100,000
  3. Awaiting to join University(B+ and above) – Ksh50,000
  4. C+ to C plain – Ksh30,000
  5. C to D plain – Ksh10,000
  6. D to E – Ksh4,000
  7. “Y” – Ksh1,500
  8. Std 7-8 drop out – Ksh1,000
  9. Std 5-6 drop out – Ksh500
  10. Slay Queen – Sheesha pot/matchbox
  11. Std 4 drop out – FREE

This comes a few days after Le Presidente of the Boy child Movement Cyprian Nyakundi banned all the ruracio (dowry payment) activities until further notice.

In this regard, and after wide consultations with my fellow board members and advisors, I have decided to BAN all Ruracio-related activities until further notice.

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These customary procedures have been misused by bride’s families to exploit the boy-child, turning us into cash-cow. This has in-turn forced us to become beggars, who shamelessly solicit for money from our friends, as we try meet these contrived standards.

The ban will be lifted after we discuss with various stakeholders, and agree on a capped fee which all Boy-Child’s will adhere to,” stated Nyakundi.

It is not yet clear whether these are the ‘capped’ fee Nyakundi was talking about.

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