A Murang’a man narrated how he and his family were left disappointed after they were asked to cook at their in-laws’ home in Ukambani.
Nahashon and his kin had travelled from Muran’ga to Makueni for the dowry ceremony only to be told to follow the long-standing culture in Ukambani.
Nahashon and his family travelled all the way from Murang’a to Makueni for the dowry event of his uncle but upon arrival, they were told they had to cook for themselves and other guests as is the culture among the Akamba.
The man said they had with them some items that the in-laws had asked of them and upon arrival, they had been told they were the ones to cook the meals, they thought it was a joke.
“After arriving in Makueni, we were immediately asked to start cooking for the event. We had to be shown where the firewood and the kitchen are, and we started cooking to our disappointment,” he said.
Nahashon said the in-laws only provided cooking pots and they all started cooking though they were guests. They would later learn that this was a long-standing culture among the Akambas where the family of the suitor cooks after arrival at the bride-to-be’s home.
“I have never seen this before but we ate together after we finished cooking and the ceremony was successful,” he said.