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Once paid no refund, "Ugandan Supreme court verdict on refund of dowry"

06, Aug 2015

Now to a story that will touch African men and women in a very personal and close way. The Supreme Court in Uganda has ruled that demanding bride price prior to customary marriages is perfectly legal but not mandatory. Before men can start praising the ruling however, listen to this? The same court has outlawed the refunding of bride price by the girl’s family in case of a divorce. This ruling was given in a landmark judgment following a petition in which a civil society wanted payment of bride price to be declared illegal.