Kenyan African Weddings

In Kenya, before a man can make a woman his bride, he has to pay a brideprice to her parents. In Kenyan culture, the younger the girl a man wants to marry, the higher brideprice. Weddings in Kenya can go on for a week with a feast. After the wedding, the bride is presented in public. This is a passage rite that welcomes the bride into the life of married women. Married women who are present in welcoming the new bride compete with each other on who is the best dressed of all.