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Mombasa Commissioner bans night weddings

18 August 2016, 17:15

Mombasa – People wishing to get hitched in the evening will have to face the light as authorities banned night weddings due to crime.

According to the BBC the ban comes after recent crimes being committed by knife-wielding gangs.

County Commissioner, Maalim Mohamed said that because weddings could on for up to five days and late into the night, families who wish to celebrate later than 22h00 should pay a fee and get police clearance.

Also read: Luo community warned against marrying cousins.

Just three days ago there were more than three weddings held with over 20 criminal running rampant.

However the Daily Nation reports that Commission for Human Rights and Justice Executive Director, Julius Ogogoh said that this move is ‘archaic’ and against some cultures.

For example Swahili people are known to celebrate in the evenings.




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