Kenya Legalizes Polygamy
23 Mar 2014 04:48 GMT
 

NAIROBI – The Kenyan parliament has issued a new bill allowing men to marry more than one wife, sparking a backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out of the session.

“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, AFP reported, citi...(more)

NAIROBI – The Kenyan parliament has issued a new bill allowing men to marry more than one wife, sparking a backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out of the session.

“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, AFP reported, citing Nairobi's Capital FM.

The new bill, issued last Thursday, amends existing marriage legislation, formalizing a customary law applied in different African countries.

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