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 Back then in the 90s, marriage meant everything to parents and in the villages. They believed women could earn respect only when they bore the name of another man. Moreover, they saw their in-laws as another source of revenue for the family. Let me tell you a real-life story of what happened in my village.      It was a restless night indeed. l was not there but I could see a clear picture when he (Nyonge) told me the story which made me cry. What is poverty turning our parents into? she was treated as a modern slave, in the name of marriage for money. Why was she the person to pay the price. “married no be by force.” I know the image of that old fool, between her legs, was that which caused her to scream like a goat being taken to the slaughterhouse the whole night. It…