Man arrested for visiting in-laws empty handed

A 60-year-old Ugandan man, identified as Samuel Maikut, found himself in police custody after visiting his in-laws to seek the hand of his lover in marriage without fulfilling the traditional requirement of bringing a dowry.

The incident unfolded in Bukwo District when Maikut, the suitor, visited his in-laws’ residence without the expected dowry, leaving the bride-to-be’s family both shocked and angered.

It was reported that Maikut, in an unconventional move, informed the family that he intended to marry their daughter in a traditional manner and thus expected them to bear the expenses of organizing the introduction ceremony.