Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo has attracted the wrath of Kenyans online for claiming that her bride price is four million dollars (Sh400 million).
Elsa, who was born in Kenya and raised in South Africa, spoke during a show on NTV where she stated that she does not expect a broke man to ask her for a hand in marriage.
When asked about her type of man, she said: “What I expect from that, someone who is broke or someone who doesn’t have money not to approach me, so I tell you what to expect. First of all, my dowry is 4 million dollars.”
Elsa’s sentiments did not go well with Kenyans on social media who accused her of being a ‘gold digger.’
@IamNjoorah tweeted: “Women think they are the only ones who should have standards. A man mentions his standards and he is called toxic and misogynistic. People are not property to be bought. Prizes are won, not bought. Don’t be afraid to reject and call out this type.”
@KarimWaiyaki said: "$4 Million" she said! That's 400 million Kenya shillings!! An amount you'd take 83 years to clear if you spent 400,000 KES per month!”
@NasaRevolution said: “Why do some women overrate themselves. First & foremost, ruracio, pre wedding, wedding, dowry payment are all economic scams on men which must be resisted. It's the man who foots such bills yet expected to provide for a family after marriage.”
@MeverivkAoko wrore: Aiii, umevaa night dress on TV, nywele is crying fro shampoo, duracoar kwa eyelids na unawika dowry ya 4m? Yet all you woke women bring to the table is attitude, fellatio skills and a load of "woishe"?”
Peetah Mwangi said: “She will remain single forever,,bure kabisa.”
Wise Mask stated: “She is 23 right? Don’t worry my Kings let’s wait till she is 28 and we will get her at discount of 4,000 shillings.”
Felix Muriithi quipped: “When it comes to dowry it’s not you to decide how much one should pay..utanunuliwa na bei ya jioni.”
Philosopher posed: “What are feminists saying about this? Do they agree with their sister that she’s like a commodity to be bought at a price?”
Freddy Mayo said: “She said 4 million dollars!!! I’ve never seen a woman negotiate for her dowry. Mwingine hapa asked for a million but at end of the day we paid ksh15,000.”