77-Year-Old Man Marries 12-Year-Old Girl as Settlement for Debt Owed by Her Parents.
The rise of child marriages in Africa is rising daily and this is just another of many cases.
Globally it is a law that girls must be between the age of 18 and above to be eligible to get married, but some African countries believe otherwise.
Let’s dig deep into the story…
An elderly man has joined the league of child marriage roller-coasters after he reportedly got married to a young girl.
Sources say the marriage happened in Somalia and that the man is aged 77 while the girl is young enough to be his great-granddaughter at 12 years of age.
Below are some pictures of the marriage ceremony.
Rumors circulating says the girl was betrothed to the old man since from birth after he helped her parents obtain a job and that as the man couldn’t wait longer, he decided to marry her at that tender young age.
Now the question still remains will he be able to consummate the marriage since she is just 12 years old and he is 77 years.
Normally in such a situation, he will have to wait till she turns 18, but we doubt if he can wait six more years.
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