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Man gives pigs as bride price

09 March 2015, 15:26 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - A man who paid dowry in form of pigs instead of cows he had been requested to give is nursing wounds after being beaten up by angry in-laws.

Bob Olumbe, a resident of Muganuro village in easterm Uganda district of Iganga last Saturday shocked his in-laws when he took them six pigs instead of four cows they had requested as bride price.

Olumbe reportedly reasoned that pigs would serve the purpose since cows are expensive and yet he rears pigs which he has in plenty.

According to one of the villagers, Simon Osiga, Olumbe hired a pick- up to take the pigs to the in-laws' home.

''The in-laws were seated in the compound when Olumbe went with a pick-up carrying pigs to their home. At first they thought he had just passed by to greet them but were shocked when he told them that he had brought them the pigs instead of the cows,'' narrated Osiga.

He requested the in-laws to remove the pigs from the pick-up, which angered them.

They were joined by villagers who seriously beat up Olumbe accusing them of looking down upon them.

''That man is stupid. He expects us to allow him to pay for our daughter with pigs. That is blasphemous,'' said Zeu Nalina, mother of Olumbe's wife.

Olumbe was saved by local leaders who took him to hospital for treatment.

His wife has since fled to her parents' home.

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