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‘Embrace Polygamy to Bear Children’, Kenyan Female MP tells Men

When Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta approved a law in 2014 allowing men to marry more than one wife, many female lawmakers condemned it.

Under the legislation, civil law where a man was only allowed one wife, was brought in line with the customary law, where some cultures and societies allow multiple partners. The law sparked negative reactions from the general public, particularly church leaders and feminists.

But four years into this, a female lawmaker in the country has mounted a strong defence of the polygamy law.

Gathoni Wa Muchomba has encouraged men to marry more wives, saying that would solve problems of single motherhood, infidelity and divorces.

The Kiambu Woman Representative argues bringing up children, without their fathers, has contributed to social problems among the youth.


“As much as we are talking about our church and our culture, we must go back to the drawing board and get solutions to some of these problems.

“Let all able men marry more than one wife and bring up children…go ahead and marry even five wives,” she was quoted by local media The Star.

The MP was speaking on Saturday during an enrolment of alcohol addicts into rehab.

Watch the video of the legislator below and tell us what you think.



Written by How Africa

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  1. I clap my hands high for this female MP, she is the first woman to appreciate the law of nature. Some so called religious institutions in particular the church and its scrwed doctrine, is responsible for the unspeakable divorces, single parenting, orhans etc through their misguided principles they claim to teach, One man one wife has never been the way of life . It is common knowledge that a man can have as many wives as he can adequately take care of them. The spread of churches has increased divorces and family problems. I wonder if any woman would answer my question, whether it is better to go prostitution or to be in a polygamy.

    Once more hands up for this lady honorable MP we need more women like you to save our next generation families.

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