Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Ben Wafula's badges.

Man marries off his teen daughter for a glass of chang’aa in Bungoma

20 June 2016, 10:17 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Police in Bungoma are pursuing a man who married off her teen daughter for a cup of chang’aa.

The man from Nasianda village in Bumula sub-County married off her 14-year-old daughter to the neighbouring village so he can be enjoying the traditional liquor daily for free.

John Wepukhulu, a neighbour, said they were shocked by the actions of a man whom he said is a perennial drunkard.

“You can’t marry off your young daughter in exchange for cheap liquor. This is absurd and the culprit should be arrested immediately,” he said.

According to the agreement, the man will be drinking two glasses of chang'aa every day until the dowry is fully settled.

The girl will now live with the chang'aa dealer as her father continues to use up the dowry payment by sipping the illicit brew daily.

Read Also: 65-year-old man arrested for raping, impregnating daughter

Bumula MP, Boniface Otsiula has demanded for the immediate arrest of the suspect.

Otsiula asked police to get hold of the man and ensure that the girl, who was married off forcefully, is taken back to school.

''Bumula has continued to lag behind in education because of early pregnancies and high rates of school drop out,'' he said.

His sentiments were echoed by woman representative Reginald Wanyonyi who directed Bungoma county commissioner Joshua Chepchieng to order for the suspect’s arrest.

She said that girls in Bungoma have been frustrated by such men who do not value education.

"Education is the only key that can liberate the girl child from poverty and make her self reliant," Wanyonyi said.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...