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What are the Kikuyu Ruracio Requirements?

Ruracio simply means “dowry negotiations” or “dowry payment”. Theses days the ruracio ceremony precedes the wedding in Kikuyu.

The bride price or dowry is now is determined by factors 

such as how educated the bride is, her career, her social class, e.t.c.

The bride price usually includes:

Items for the men in the family

A fattened ram

A He-goat




Goats (which are counted in tens)

Local Beer made from honey

Gifts for the bride’s father.



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