a man living in a Samburu village must have strength and grit a young man will be circumcised in front of other villagers he must hold dignity through the pain lock every muscle completely still if he so much as winces he will bring disgrace upon his family.
when a man comes of a certain age people make it their business to find him a wife if the man is traveling in a nearby village and happens upon a delightful young woman he must bring this news back to his parents who will make the decision.
if the parents agree he will supply the young woman with gifts of: one camel four or five goats and seven or eight cows unless the woman is special then she might receive two camels.
once a man is settled with his first wife he may find more wives sometimes up to eight wives or more.
each wife may bear about five children while the children are young the man may not know the names of the children or which mother they came from.