Night weddings have been banned in Kenya’s coastal region of Mombasa as the authorities say they have become a target for criminals.

The county’s commissioner said the decision was taken after an increase in attacks by knife-wielding gangs.

Wedding ceremonies in Mombasa can last for as long as five days and include parties that go on late into the night.

The ban came into effect immediately and celebrations had to end by 22:00 local time, the commissioner said.

Families who wanted a wedding to continue after this time would have to get police clearance and pay a fee for armed officers, County Commissioner Maalim Mohamed said.

Most people never knew there was such a thing as night weddings being celebrated in the world. Whatever ever happened to day time?

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