Broke bachelors from Vihiga county can now put a smile in their faces after Woman Representative Beatrice Adagala offered to settle dowry fee for them.
The politician said inability to pay dowry had frustrated young men from the area and linked it to rampant cases of rape and defilement on women.
“I don’t want men in Vihiga County to continue pouncing on my young girls. If they cannot marry, maybe because of lack of money to pay dowry, let them come and talk to me. As a mother, I will understand,” Adagala said.
She continued: “Those who have no expertise in courting partners should be open and tell us their problem. We can help them to overcome such fears.”
She said financially incapacitated bachelors find themselves committing sexual related offences, but blame it on alcohol and the 'devil'. However the Amani National Congress (ANC) MP thinks otherwise.
“Most of those involved, often blame alcohol and the devil,” said the Women Rep.
She called on men from the County to take advantage of her offer and warned that those found committing sexual offences against women will face the full force of the law.
“For such men, we shall liaise with various state organs to ensure they remain behind bars for many years possible,” Adagala said adding that parents should ensure their children are properly guided away from sex traps.