Buyer Beware: A talking doll that’s overpriced by 1.2Million is on the loose in Kenya

I pray that this learned friend is a virgin (and I wouldn’t be surprised if she is judging from her photo and attitude) who is trained in the sensual arts of kama sutra; if you’re going to pay millions for her, you might as well as get a real and skilled maiden, or at the least identify those that should help you shoulder the burden of dowry for an ashy diva with delusions of grandeur

When I saw a link to an article on a female lawyer who is not only looking for a suitor she describes as “tall, brown, financially stable, well-educated, and responsible”, but has also set a bride price for herself at Shs 1,200,000, I quickly clicked the URL thinking I’ll find a younger version of Julie Gichuru or even an Esther Arunga.

On seeing the photo that topped the article, I thought for a moment that I had actually hit the wrong link which had sent me to a website for 100 bob a day temporary house maids.

I took a second look at the ashy face, crooked smile, unkempt nylon weave, cheap shiny suit probably from a River Road stall, the second hand looking couch and generic louvred windows that made up the background to this tragedy of a photographic presentation of a delusion of self importance, and I quickly concluded that this must be either an April fools come late prank, or this poor girl has a journalist friend who decided to play a very bad national joke with her as the unwitting prop.

Hallo Ms Rita Muchiri, it is women like you who will end up being bitter grumbling amazons ten years down the line, marriage is not a commodity to be priced in cash, even if it were a commodity then it is a rare one and one that is getting harder to come by, something you seem not to have learnt in the long years of schooling you supposedly have had. Actually I would not even contemplate paying 20,000, let alone 1.2Million, for Ms Muchiri, in deed even if you offered to pay me the 1.2Million instead, I would actually drive a hard bargain and ask for upwards of that figure to accept your megalomaniac personality to bear my second name, in any case I would probably kick you out of Mi Casa in a minute if your attitude is anything to go by.

Then there was this gem: “The 25-year-old legal professional believes that an educated woman who is working and earning a decent income is worth more in terms of bride price because she is an investment to a man”… yeah right. I have news for you and those of your ilk, actually it’s like the worst kept secret anyway. Men are visual, they will always go for the beautiful woman in sackcloth as opposed to the fugly one in mink, ufortunately for you you’re neither of the two.

Full article here: http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/money/-/435440/1187286/-/111h26az/-/index.html

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  1. #1 by maina on June 23, 2011 - 11:59 am

    ha ha ha ..scathing reply but well deserved

    • #2 by Wes on June 23, 2011 - 12:30 pm

      “Marry your education, you’re already engaged to it.”…. priceless comment from Nation Media blog

  2. #3 by ROSE on June 23, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    is Esther Arunga still something to you?????

    • #4 by Wes on June 23, 2011 - 1:08 pm

      It’s the lawyer angle I’m looking at, both Esther and Julie are lawyers and so easy to draw parallels with this girl

  3. #5 by Saitonne on June 23, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Lmaooooo clearly you do not feel that storo

    • #6 by Wes on June 23, 2011 - 1:09 pm

      She should at least have been hot first, we men are superficial like that….

  4. #7 by Eric O. on June 23, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha…this had me in stitches….poor Rita you’ll be in for a rude shock. The clock is ticking by the way!

  5. #8 by gitts on June 23, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    lol she should read this bei take imeshuka!

  6. #9 by kagiriwaithera on June 23, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    interesting analysis of the learned gal asking for 1.2 million for her dowry….Marriage is a commitment we all long to be in not a game that we pay to participate in…

  7. #10 by NoiNoi on June 23, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    Eish Boss I thought I was the only one with an Issue with that article. I know Hot educated Ladies that have been Married and their Dowry wasn’t even that high. I’m thinking she’s looking for a retirement Benefit plan for her Paroz.

  8. #11 by mjinga on June 23, 2011 - 1:48 pm

    Of all, I like the tags more….

  9. #12 by Sirjoe on June 23, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    Gaatho ata 4 fr33 c…taki

  10. #13 by cartooncharacter on June 23, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Perfect response. I salute you!

  11. #14 by urbanekenyan on June 23, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    I couldn’t put this any different!

  12. #15 by At Eye_zzo on June 23, 2011 - 2:55 pm

    Wesley,if that bitch reads this blogpost,i swear she’ll commit suicide,but it will be to her advantage,no sane man was gonna marry her,leave alone for 1.2M.

  13. #16 by Kenyan halisi on June 23, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    What a wrong attitude! I am a lady and i think that thinking is totally wrong!

    • #17 by Wes on June 23, 2011 - 4:42 pm

      Nice to know it’s not only men who think dowry is more of a token and less of a transaction, otherwise then we might as well have bride auctions at markets

  14. #18 by Charles Kevin on June 23, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    I wouldn’t pay 1.2 million even if I were getting a dozen of her

  15. #19 by kunemaajabu on June 23, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    If peeps were getting paid to do her, 1.2M would be too low for her!

  16. #20 by Wambui on June 23, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    Delusions of grandeur! She’ll grow out of it I hope 🙂

  17. #21 by gathua on June 23, 2011 - 4:00 pm

    you can pay for a bride but not a wife. A wife is a GIFT from God. This chick has it all upside down. What kind of investment does she think her education will be in their marriage?! really?! as in she can even dare price herself?! the only price tag you can put on yourself as a human being is in your character. It is the only substance of value that will stand the test of time. NKT!! goodluck to this one!!

    • #22 by Wes on June 23, 2011 - 4:40 pm

      I noticed she never said anything about the cultural or religious significance of dowry, instead she is doing “hard and cold cash calculations” that apparently cover her education. But who pays for the man’s education? Plus she said when she moves to the man’s house, meaning not only will he pay this dowry, he is also expected to buy the house, so much for her being an investment that will take part in paying bills

  18. #23 by Mikeslim on June 23, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    Perfect! Hapo umenena kama wahenga. I hope she reads this article.

  19. #24 by kbaab on June 23, 2011 - 4:18 pm

    Hahahaha! She was joking, right? Oh how I pray she was!

  20. #25 by Sanya on June 23, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Kwani is she custom made?In this case there’s no love i’m buying a human pda which i’ll never return to the manufacture if it’s gud but i’ll need a warranty.

  21. #26 by Aura on June 23, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    The agony of living in prospects….a pathetic effort in futility

  22. #27 by Douglas Odhiambo on June 23, 2011 - 4:43 pm

    I myself am priceless. Sad for her that she’s only worth 1.2 million. Effin cheapo!

  23. #28 by Joseph Kamau on June 23, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    Let’s not be too hard on the poor damsel. I’d sample the goods for 1.2 million….Zimbabwe Dollars! haha

  24. #29 by Wambete Soita on June 23, 2011 - 10:58 pm

    There are women with her looks who run for a living (read maraton kals from the highlands) and earn much more….so who is fooling who?

  25. #30 by Chudi Ndegwa on June 24, 2011 - 2:36 am

    There is a very fine line between insanity and genius. This is a publicity stunt that went terribly wrong. I am a 25 year old guy and I am studying for my Masters in Computer Science. My parents and myself have spent alot of money and I am sure they don’t expect anything in return.

    This is the point that you need to realize that your education is the burden of your parents and not your husband.. Great article I love the Criticism, ati louvered windows *dead*.. Love this

  26. #31 by The Boss on June 24, 2011 - 8:55 am

    Boss, right on target…….i couldn’t take that bull anymore. When i read that paper i felt that Nation had not done their research well and probably had run out of good articles for the day……Dowry is not a business transaction, if i pay that much for a Julie Gichuru look a like, i might as well purchase others without consultation and i share all….

  27. #32 by pitzevans on June 24, 2011 - 10:49 am

    i agree with you, no price would be high enough to take her as my beloved wife.

  28. #33 by Editor In Chief on June 24, 2011 - 1:18 pm

    Well, let me not say anything lest i hurl insults.

  29. #34 by GG WACHIRA on June 24, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    Well written reponse, I could not agree more,
    My take…How pathetic! she should have seen the thousands of women at KICC looking for divine intervention from the Nigerian broda to get husbands. And come to think of it she is worth only 1.2m? she is not even a smart gold digger…oohh poor girl what on earth did you think men are?

  30. #35 by ken on June 26, 2011 - 2:09 am

    Oh I remember y’all girls at 25! I remember indeed, wait, lemme read the text that just came in. Lookie here, has she finally come around to a night over? Now for some payback!

  31. #36 by Jtalu on June 26, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    here is my argument kwani the guys paros did not invest in his life? This is my proposal…they should calculate how much the guys paros invested in him from conception to the current moment, calculate the girls paros expenses and then make the subtraction and whatever the balance they can split 50 % each….kwani the men walikuwa wanapewa mboga za bure na masomo ya bure? SCHUPID i hate such opinions of people holding themselves that high. I have a question though so if the paros are given the 1 Milli then I guess the man owes them NOTHING at all after that is paid …right? si they have set a price? KWISHA

  32. #37 by bealtitude on December 6, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    eeeeh kelele! wateva your article is hogwash! I side with her, 1.2M is little money, most of you men could spend it in the blink of an eye, for that matter doing irrelevant nonsense like buy a sports car (wait, that costs a lot more!) or keeping a side dish maybe several. so suddenly, when we name it dowry, you don’t wanna pay up? Rita dear, you’ve greatly under priced yourself! hike that price and if the man can’t pay he can take a hike!
    Men, pay that price! so that whenever you think to take your woman for granted, you remember how much it cost you just to marry that woman(initially this price is non inclusive of her expenses, for the rest of your lives), that you reconsider.
    You know just because we are modernised doesn’t mean that everything from our cultures’ is senseless!

    • #38 by Wes on December 7, 2011 - 11:35 am

      Uuumm… OK

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