Geoffrey Bajaasi who lives in Kayunga district has for sometime been demanding back the cows he paid to his father-in- law Steven Tanunu, but seeing that they could not settle the conflict, he took his issue to local authorities to intervene. This story was aired on news bulletin, Agataliiko Nfufu.
Bajaasi who has been married for 12 years with Tanunu‘s daughter Juliet Nyamwinza claims that since he paid her bride price, the wife’s family has been prospering yet his family continues to wallow in poverty.
In a village meeting chaired by Collins Kafeero who is in charge of settling marital issues, the father-in-law revealed that he had agreed to refund two mature cows to his son-in-law.
But Bajaasi rejected them demanding instead for three mature cows. His in-laws however say he brought calves which they accepted being understanding of his financial capacity then.
And they found it weird that their son-in-law is demanding his bride price back yet he is still staying with their daughter and it does not look like she has plans of walking out of the marriage.
His wife, Nyamwinza was actually in support of her husband saying that her family defrauded her by sharing the cows among themselves claiming that her late mother left her with nothing.
Bajaasi and Nyamwinza have been blessed with four children in the marriage.