Single mom takes to the streets in search of husband
By Osahon Ibizugbe,
A 28-year-old lady has set the internet ablaze after she took to the streets of Nairobi, Kenya searching for a husband.
Priscilla Nyambura was photographed by different people holding a placard indicating her need for a husband and her phone number for interested persons.
What could have pushed her to go to the streets still remains unknown, but poverty, loneliness and possibly unemployment are likely culprits.
Wearing a wedding gown, signalling her readiness to tie the knot, she was even accompanied by her seven-year old daughter, perhaps a sign of transparency and proof of fertility.
The behaviour is unusual, but the reasons behind it could be the hard economic times complicated by changing social structure where the number of eligible bachelors is shrinking. Most men are cruising past marriage age range of 24-35 without wives, choosing to stay single and avoid the social and financial responsibilities that come with settling down.
This has left many women eligible for marriage without reliable partners. What’s often available are the ‘hit-and-run’ types of men out for short term pleasures. An increasing number of women are growing up without the desire for a man, emboldened by economic empowerment and discouraged by the high propensity for being hurt or abandoned by a once-committed man.