#1 Dream Fulfilled: Kenya Legalizes Polygamy Without Consent Of Wife
03-23-2014, 05:20 PM
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
Maybe soon, Barack can marry Reggie Love as well.
Dream Fulfilled: Kenya Legalizes Polygamy Without Consent Of Wife
Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said Friday.
The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person.
The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the husband’s choice, but male members of parliament overcame party divisions to push through a text that dropped this clause.
“When you marry an African woman, she must know the second one is on the way, and a third wife… this is Africa,” MP Junet Mohammed told the house, according to Nairobi’s Capital FM.
As in many parts of Africa, polygamy is common among traditional communities in Kenya, as well as among the country’s Muslim community, which accounts for up to a fifth of the population.
03-23-2014, 07:58 PMThis above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
~ William Shakespeare
03-25-2014, 09:54 AM
I pray for the future of the teenaged girl that I sponsor in Kenya.
03-27-2014, 05:51 AM
I'm afraid that a teenaged girl over there is little more than a penis socket. I know that sounds harsh, but it's pretty much true. I hope your sponsored girl escapes that fate."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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