Days after social media went up in flames after a young boy who was barely a teenager got married to his girlfriend who was equally a minor, a similar report of a young couple walking down the aisle has surfaced online.
The rare marriage reportedly took place between two South Sudanese teenagers, Buomkuoth Wiyual and Nyabuay Thiol Biel.
Wiyual, 16, and his 15-year-old partner Biel got married on December 18, 2021, in Gambella, Ethiopia. The ceremony was reportedly graced and blessed by both parents and religious leaders.
John Ndungu who happens to be one of the many commenters on the issue, fired salvos at the kids’ parents and the pastor who officiated the ‘abnormality.’
I BLAME THE PARENTS AND THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS. THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ROLE MODELS AND MENTORS TO YOUNG GENERATIONS. SOME PARENTS ARE SO MATERIALISTIC, I SAY THIS BECAUSE THE GIRL’S PARENTS I’M VERY SURE WERE AFTER THE DOWRY WHICH IN SUDANESE CULTURE IS HEFTY AMOUNT OF MONEY OR HERDS OF CATTLE,” HE WROTE.
WHERE WILL THE TEENS START LIFE FROM? NO EDUCATION COMPLETED I’M SURE. HOW WILL THEY TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES IN TERMS OF BASIC NECESSITIES? NO JOB, NO MONEY, EDUCATION CUT SHORT, I PITY THE GIRL #NYABUAYTHIOLBIEL, SHE WILL BE MADE A MOTHER AT VERY TENDER AGE. NO MOTHER EXPERIENCE AND ALL THAT.
“THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FAILED THEM TOO, LOOK AT THE TROUSER BUOMKUOTH IS WEARING, IT’S SHORT , TOO SHORT ON HIS WEDDING DAY PUTTING ON A TROUSER LIKE THAT SURELY? AND THE BRIDE BLEACHED THE FACE ALONE AND FORGOT OTHER BODY PARTS.