Acholi cultural leaders pass by-law on high bride price

A dance troupe performs the Acholi Otole war dance during a cultural festival in Gulu Municipality in 2018. Such dances often accompany the Acholi traditional marriages.  PHOTO/FILE/COURTESY/URN

What you need to know:

  • For long, high bride price has been the cause of concern among many liberal Acholi who describe it as commercialisation of marriage.
  • Shs5m: Under the new arrangement, one is required to pay bride price not exceeding Shs5m. 


In 2018, Komakech, now 37, perceived the idea of asking his partner for a hand in marriage.
To him, marrying his partner at the youthful age of 17 was a dream.

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