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Nine-year-old boy ‘marries’ a six-year-old girl in Uganda

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Residents of Nakapyata Village, Buyende Town Council, presided over the marriage in one of the most bizarre cultural events in modern history.





 





  • In one of the most bizarre cultural events in modern history, the two children ‘got married’ on Monday at Nakapyata Village, Buyende Town Council in Buyende.
  • The elaborate traditional wedding, complete with snakes “to protect the young couple”, was presided over by villagers.
  • The boy, a pupil at Buyende Light Primary School and the girl— who were both reportedly born with ‘two teeth’— were given ‘matrimonial hut’ to live in as a couple.




Imagine a three-year-old boy ‘falling in love’ and ‘dating’ someone’s three-month-old baby girl.





And imagine such a boy tying the knot with the ‘love of his life’ on his ninth birthday in an elaborate ‘wedding’ presided over by adults, including parents.





SNAKES





Now stop imagining because such a couple, from Baganda and Basoga tribes, is on its ‘honeymoon’ in Buyende District, eastern Uganda.





In one of the most bizarre cultural events in modern history, the two children ‘got married’ on Monday at Nakapyata Village, Buyende Town Council in Buyende.





The elaborate traditional wedding, complete with snakes “to protect the young couple”, was presided over by village elders.





The boy, a pupil at Buyende Light Primary School and the girl— who were both reportedly born with ‘two teeth’— were given ‘matrimonial hut’ to live in as a couple.





Under the laws of Uganda, it is illegal for persons under the age of 18 to get married or engage in sex.





It is alleged the two children started ‘dating’ when the boy was three years old and the girl was just three months of age.





The development would later galvanise the bond between both families, with Mr Delifazi Mulame, the boy’s father, repeatedly referring to the baby girl as ‘my son’s wife’.





2 TEETH





“My son was born with two teeth and his wife was also born with two teeth,” Mr Mulame said.





“His birth came with overwhelming blessings and his name should unite both Baganda and Basoga [tribes].”





Source: Nation.co.ke



 

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