Thousands fundraise for the family of a Somali man stabbed for marrying from another tribe
Somalis are raising funds for the family of a man who was burned alive over his nephew’s plans to marry a woman from a different ethnic group.
Ahmed Mukhtar Salah was the uncle of an ethnically Bantu man who became secretly engaged to a woman from a noble clan. When the couple ran away, the woman’s family urged Ahmed to bring her back.
The young woman’s father eventually decided to give the couple his blessing, whereas her mother and other family members refused to do so.
Last week, Mukhtar Salah’s was stabbed and burnt to death in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.