Newly married couples always look forward to their first night together as husband and wife to consummate their relationship or celebrate their new marital status.
However, for a Rwandanese couple, they will have to live with the awful memory of their wedding night as they were forced to sleep out in the cold as punishment for violating COVID-19 protocols.
A report by BBC indicated police officers stormed the wedding just as it was about to end and bundled everyone who had attended into a police car for having more people in the event than the government had allowed.
Instead of being taken to a police station, the law enforcers drove all the attendees to a football stadium and made them spend the entire night in there as punishment.
The bride said the experience was humiliating and soiled what was supposed to be the most memorable day of her life. “The pain and humiliation that I have gone through are unexplainable.
You cannot make people follow COVID-19 rules by subjecting them to pain,” she said.
However, Rwandan National Police Spokesperson CP John Bosco was unapologetic about the incident and said more stern actions will be taken for COVID-19 protocol violators.