What are the vital formalities?

What are the vital formalities?

  • These vary from community to community or from tribe to tribe.
  • The marriage may be celebrated anywhere and at any time and should be witnessed by at least two people.
  • A certificate of marriage is issued by the sub-county chief after this marriage is celebrated. It is witnessed by at least two people who attended the traditional marriage ceremony. A fee is paid and the certificate issued within six months after the marriage has taken place.

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