A 17-year-old South Sudanese girl, identified as Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang, was all downcast on her wedding day, as against the usual excitement of the faces of most brides.
The bride, who hails from Yirol, had five men lined up in a fierce competition to marry her, but a business tycoon, Kok Alat, won after paying bride price of 5000 cows and 3 v8-engine cars and $10,000.
According to reports, in the country, the taller a woman, the higher her bride price. However, photos from the wedding show Nyalong looking unhappy and worried on the D day. .
Among the suitors who competed for her heart was a deputy governor of eastern Lakes State, David Mayom Riak, who came third with 353 cows and a parcel of land.