RV Heavy hitter! wrote:My ex-girl(luo) in 1997 told me a lot of stories about wife inheritance in Luo culture. If I can remember vividly, she said something about the brothers of the deceaced can agree to share the woman or the widow can chose to marry one brother and not be shared. Anyone who is familiar with this pimping game[shagging wives of the dead] can shade some light. I know 1997 to 2012 is kitambo...maybe the practice faded to oblivion without my knowledge but If that is the case, will the minister's wife chose the latter or the former-I think she should cornhole this culture and look on the bright side....what do you think?
Unfortunately this repungant disgusting practice of sexual exploitation of women is still widely practiced in this part of the country. Whole motive is to lay claim to the deceased wealth and sexually exploit the widow. If the deceased left no wealth but young children and a young widow, they will fight for the widow but ignore her children. Those who refused are kicked out of their boma. Small wonder there are thousands of luo widows in kibera and mathare scrapping a living for their children. This year the widow of a close friend( died 2012) was declared persona non grata in her late husbands boma because she refused to be shagged and possibly get infected with STD.
Ojodes useless brothers must by now be hovering around this poor widow with there erect penises ready to pounce on her.
Mila chafu, bure kabisa , Immoral, exploitative, predatory. Sambaza ukimwi.